Leonard Cohen Collapses On Stage in Valencia

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Just into his 4th song during his Friday night concert in Valencia’s Velódromo Luis Puig, Leonard Cohen collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital.

The 75-year old singer/author/all-around-artist has recovered fine… it turns out to have been something he ate! A “severe attack of indigestion” was the official cause. Fans at the plaza were shocked, and it’s still unsure whether the concert will be repeated or the money refunded.

Not great advertising for Valencia’s culinary tourism!

For all you fans who had to go home early last night, here’s a conciliatory video of Mr. Cohen singing his most famous song, Hallelujah:

I was introduced to Leonard Cohen as a geeky adolescent through his insane book Beautiful Losers. Not for the faint of heart… or those who’d rather avoid extremely detailed accounts of masturbation.

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