Rascals Guitarist Gene Cornish Collapses Onstage
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Rascals Guitarist Gene Cornish Collapses Onstage

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BILLINGS, Mont. (CelebrityAccess) Gene Cornish, guitarist for The Rascals, collapsed onstage while performing in Billings, Mont., but is expected to recover, his publicist said yesterday.

Cornish, 74, is still hospitalized but resting comfortably after performing at the Alberta Bair Theater on Friday, Melissa Kucirek told the Associated Press.

“Gene is working with doctors to remedy (the problem) and get back to doing what he loves most,” Kucirek said in an email.

Jody Grant, programming and marketing director for the theater, told the Billings Gazette that medical personnel used a defibrillator and performed CPR on Cornish before he was taken to the hospital.

The band had completed the first song of the performance and had begun playing “A Beautiful Morning,” when Cornish collapsed.

The band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997.

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