“After undergoing several tests the only thing found to be wrong was severe dehydration,” Rick Kelly, tour manager for Dave Mason Traffic Jam, told MorristownGreen.com early on Saturday.
Mason, 69, was taken to Morristown Medical Center after some scary moments onstage. One fan named Robert, who drove 67 miles to catch the show, told us Mason got through two songs.
“On the third song Dave signals for help. At first, I really [thought] that it was part of a skit. Then actions progressed and the drummer stopped and removed himself from the kit and swung around to Dave’s aid.
“People then from both sides of the stage rushed in. An audience scream, defibrillator. Approximately two minutes later a man on the left side raced down the isle towards the stage with a defibrillator. Shortly after curtains were drawn.”
Kelly said Mason, co-founder of Traffic and author of such hits as Feelin’ Alright and We Just Disagree, is eager to return here and finish what he started.
“We’ve postponed several shows this year because of illness and it looks like there will be a couple more but we are looking forward to a return to Morristown as soon as possible,” the tour manager said.
We wish Dave Mason a speedy recovery. And if he wants to recuperate in style, we’re sure we can find him a comfortable ride in the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade, which rolls from Morristown town hall at noon today, March 12, 2016!