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Published: 2013/04/26

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.

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