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Bob Weir

Grateful Dead Guitarist

Collapses On Stage

4/26/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Bob Weir -- founding member of the Grateful Dead who now plays guitar for spinoff band Furthur -- had to be helped offstage last night in Port Chester, NY, after collapsing during a song after suffering some serious pain in his shoulder.

The band, which also features former Dead bassist Phil Lesh, was playing the Dead song "Unbroken Chain" when Weir wobbled for a few moments before going down (00:45 mark in the video).

Weir was immediately helped up by crew members and given a chair to sit in on stage. The band finished the song with Weir ... but helped him off the stage as soon as the jam ended.

Lesh returned to the stage moments later and said Weir had been bothered by a strained shoulder. They finished the set without him.

The band is scheduled to play Saturday night in Atlantic City -- no word yet on whether the show will go on.

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Michaela    

Since when would you fall from a strained shoulder?

462 days ago
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mark    

all the best bob! love the fact that this guy and his wonderfully talented band mates, became famous and well regarded for being actual MUSICIANS - not pretty faces who've received recording contracts simply because they're pretty. or rap, "artists" who rape the language of English, use the elocution of someone with a speech impediment (ie. chris brown insisting his new, "ow bum" is just terrific) and impress millions of mindless nitwits by making swear words rhyme with other vulgarities. real music is dying. it's being killed by talentless but immensely popular pop (pap) stars and materialist rap/hip hop fools.

462 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Pain in the shoulder is a symptom of heart attack in a lot of people. I watched him sitting and leaning the entire clip and it was NOT "shoulder pain"

462 days ago
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Zoola    

I think he meant strained liver

462 days ago
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Justsayin    

You misspelled GRATEFUL in Greatful Dead. You're welcome.

462 days ago
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Sue    

Harvey, don't your young writers have any respect for history making bands? It's "Grateful Dead" not "Greatful Dead."!!!

462 days ago
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Mr.Mackey    

yea, those guitars get heavy

462 days ago
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Mazor    

Don't forget to say "Thank you" before you die

462 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

yrs old...what do you expect....50 yrs on tour will get you sooner or later.

462 days ago
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Biff    

What get's me is that neither of the two bandmates stopped to help him. For the love of God, where was their decency? No love anymore. We've got to love one another.

462 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Part of me is moved by his desire to stay on stage and play. Another part of me is afraid to watch because I fear he might die.

462 days ago
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Biff    

What get's me is that neither of the two bandmates stopped to help him. For the love of God, where was their decency? No love anymore. We've got to love one another.

462 days ago
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Todd    

Shoulder pain . the man looked wasted

462 days ago
14.

Shellz    

Any Updates!!??

462 days ago
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Krammerhead    

Be honest, the guy was wasted, that's why none of the other band members helped him. they were pissed off he showed up for a show in that condition. Reminds me though, tonight I'm going to be suffering a shoulder problem!

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