Chuck Berry Collapses in Chicago

Posted by Michael Mueller on January 3, 2011 at 8:37 AM

The father of rock 'n' roll guitar, Chuck Berry, collapsed from exhaustion during a New Year's Night show in Chicago. In a statement on Sunday, Berry's agent said that the rock legend has returned to his home outside St. Louis and is doing fine.

Concertgoers reported that Berry appeared to lose consciousness while seated at his piano. He was escorted off stage and returned 20 minutes later, only to tell the audience he couldn't go on. He did, however, find the strength to do a little duck-walking before leaving the stage for the night (see video below).

We wish Berry a fast recovery and a healthy, rockin' 2011.

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