Updated March 14, 2018, 7:30 a.m. PT: Tim McGraw seems to be doing OK after a scary onstage collapse during a concert in Dublin over the weekend. On Monday, he and his wife, Faith Hill, arrived back in the U.S., where reporters saw him at JFK International Airport and asked how he was doing just one day after the fall.
“[I’m] doing good, man,” he said as he and Hill walked through the terminal. “Doing good.”
He also reiterated that the collapse was caused by “lots of flying and dehydration,” and that he plans to “cut short his workouts.” We’re glad to hear he’s doing OK, and we’re sure his fans are relieved as well.
Original story, published March 12, 2018: The unofficial king of country music, Tim McGraw, has been out of the headlines for a hot minute, but that’s only because he’s been busy taking over the world with his wife, Faith Hill, on their joint world tour. Unfortunately, that’s about to change as McGraw is now front and center in the news after he reportedly collapsed at his Dublin concert over the weekend. From the sound of it, this unexpected incident was shocking to the crowd and left Hill leading the concertgoers in a song after explaining what happened.
According to Us Weekly, McGraw collapsed while he was performing his song “Humble and Kind” at the Country to Country music festival. It’s unclear at what point during the concert this collapse happened, but when it did, McGraw was dutifully rushed offstage and taken backstage to be cared for. Later, Hill came onstage and spoke to the crowd about why McGraw had collapsed, then sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” with the entire audience.
The reason for McGraw’s collapse was explained by Hill as a case of serious dehydration. “Tim is fine,” she explained to the audience. “We’ve all been a little bit dehydrated traveling so much. He’s been super-dehydrated, and I apologize but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on the stage. So drink water, people, keep yourself hydrated.”
A rep for McGraw backed up what Hill told the Dublin crowd, that dehydration was the culprit for McGraw’s collapse. “Tim McGraw was suffering from dehydration in Dublin this evening at the C2C show,” the rep stated to Rolling Stone. “He was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine. He and Faith thank everyone for their love and support and look forward to seeing their Irish fans again soon.”
It appeared to be business as usual ahead of the concert, with Hill and McGraw posting Instagrams and tweets of the U.K. leg of the tour and appearing to be in good spirits. The pair performed in London and Glasgow previous to their Dublin show, which only seems to confirm Hill’s statement that the intensity of the couple’s performance schedule could have left McGraw completely exhausted.
— Sony Nashville UK (@SonyNashvilleUK) March 9, 2018
Obviously, fans have expressed concern at McGraw’s collapse on Twitter.
— Kacee Bunn-Smith (@RebelComicsUK) March 11, 2018
Did #Timmcgraw just collapse omfg
— Dympna 🤓🤓 (@GBrooks_UK) March 11, 2018
There’s no doubt that as this story develops and McGraw gets back onstage, we’ll hear more from him and Hill about this scary incident. For now, all we can do is send our wishes for a speedy recovery to McGraw and hope that Hill’s message to stay hydrated sticks — for everyone.