John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
John Kadlecik has posted a statement regarding Bob Weir’s collapse last night during Furthur’s performance at The Capitol Theatre. A post on the Furthur guitarists Facebook page reads:
1st reaction: holy shit, man down!
Then, I see several crew racing to help, going to be by his side faster than I can put my guitar down…
Next thought: what is Phil going to do? He’s playing on… Bobby had help at this point, so the next person in need of support was Phil…
Pretty f*d up moment… but Bobby wanted to finish the show!
Sometimes the rock n roll life is not all rainbows & fairy dust…
While we can’t find the original post for this next statement, multiple sources have reported that Kadlecik also posted the following response:
Bob (weir) wanted to play… if Phil, the crew & management couldn’t talk him out of it, you think i have some magic power? This wasn’t overpartying, btw, it was accidentally taking an ambien instead of a painkiller… the shoulder injury is real, & the white guitar just showed up the last couple of shows because it only weighs 3 or 4 lbs
As previously reported, Bob Weir collapsed on stage during the second set after struggling through the final show of Furthur’s nine-night run at The Capitol Theatre last night.