Dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Video from the concert shows that in the middle of performing “Crazy Town” at the Xfinity Theatre, Jason stops briefly and it looks like he’s just wiping off sweat, but a few seconds later, he runs off stage completely.
He didn’t give any sort of announcements or any other indication of what was wrong, but never returned to the stage and the show was called off shortly thereafter.
The venue shared an update that his reps confirmed he had a medical emergency and is now doing well, adding that the concert will be rescheduled for a future date:
“Yesterday’s Jason Aldean show will be rescheduled for a future date. We appreciate your patience as we work on rescheduling a new date, as well as the outpouring of well wishes for Jason.
A rep has confirmed he is now doing well after experiencing heat stroke during last night’s performance. Please stay tuned to all social media channels for updates as they become available.”
And this afternoon, Jason took to social media to provide an update directly to his fans:
“I’ve had a lot of people checking on me today after hearing about what happened last night at the show in Connecticut. Just wanted to let you know, thanks to everybody that’s calling in checking. I’m doing fine. Just one of those things, man.
It was hot, I was playing golf all day yesterday and then got to the show and I think it was just a combination of dehydration and just heat exhaustion.
Hearing a lot of stuff going around, heat stroke and all this stuff, I don’t think it was quite that serious but it was pretty intense last night at the show.
Anybody that was at the show knows how hot it was and, I don’t know, I knew it was coming, I was trying to get through as much of the show as I could and eventually it was just like, I knew it wasn’t gonna happen and I was trying to just get off stage and figure out what was going on.
So to everybody who came out to the show last night, thank you guys so much for being there. Obviously it’s not the way I wanted the show to end. Not what I was hoping for on our first weekend of the tour by any means.
But I had a couple of IVs. I had one last night when I came off stage, had one today. Got a show in Saratoga tonight. We’re going to play that show, and then we’re going to make the one up to you guys in Hartford as well.
So again I apologize for cutting the show short, but we’ll come back to make it up to you and I’m feeling a lot, lot better so thank you guys for checking in.”
Glad to hear he’s doing better. But maybe being out in the sun on the golf course all day isn’t the best idea when you have to play an outdoor show that night.