Jason Aldean ends Hartford concert abruptly after suffering heat stroke – but country singer says he has since recovered: ‘It was a combination of dehydration and heat exhaustion’
Jason Aldean was recovering Sunday after rushing from the stage during his show in Hartford, CT Saturday night.
The award winning country crooner, 46, explained what happened Sunday in a video posted in Instagram Stories.
‘Hey what’s up everybody. Jason here and this is Sunday, I guess,’ the Try That in a Small Town singer said to the camera.
‘I’ve had a lot of people checking on me today after hearing about what happened last night at the show in Connecticut.’
The hitmaker looked healthy wearing a gray T-shirt and a billed cap with a Florida logo on it.
Recovering: Jason Aldean told his fans he was recovering after being forced from the stage at Saturday’s Highway Desperado show in Hartford, CT due to heat exhaustion (Pictured in Frisco, TX in May)
‘I’m doing fine,’ the Dirt Road Anthem singer explained, ‘It was hot, I was playing golf all day yesterday and then got to the show and just think it was a combination of dehydration and heat exhaustion.’
Initial reports claimed the singer was suffering from heat stroke, but Jason said he didn’t think it was quite that serious.
Symptoms of heat stroke include of a racing heart, nausea, sweating, confusion and unconsciousness, according to the CDC.
The Amarillo Sky artist did admit, ‘it was pretty intense last night at the show. Anybody who was at the show last night knows how hot it was.’
Temperatures in the area rose to 88 degrees and humidity was listed at 51-percent.
The Academy of Country Music award winner said he could feel the symptoms setting in but, ‘I was trying get through as much of the show as I could and eventually is was just, like, I knew it wasn’t going to happen and I was trying to just get off stage and figure out what was going on.’
Jason revealed he had received fluids via an IV last night and another Sunday.
The She’s Country singer kicked off the Highway Desperado tour in Bethel, NY Friday.
Update: Jason gave an update in a video on Instagram Stories Sunday, explaining that he was feeling well enough to play Sunday’s show in Saratoga Springs, NY
Dehydration: I was playing golf all day yesterday and then got to the show and just think it was a combination of dehydration and heat exhaustion,’ the singer explained
Tour: Jason said of his abrupt exit, ‘Obviously, it’s not the way I wanted the show to end. Not what I was hoping for on our first week on the tour by any means.’ He planned on performing Sunday night in Saratoga Springs, NY
‘Obviously, it’s not the way I wanted the show to end. Not what I was hoping for on our first week on the tour by any means,’ the Hicktown singer told his fans.
An announcement on the Xfinity Theater social media pages announced the Hartford show would be re-scheduled.
Jason shared a link to the message in social media and reiterated that as he bid farewell in the video.
‘Again, I apologize for cutting the show short, but we’ll come back and make it up to you.’
A well rested Jason told his fans he intended to play the concert scheduled in Saratoga Springs, NY Sunday.
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