The band had to cancel their show in Denver last night and announced that their singer was in the hospital. Toto fans could be excused for being a little skittish with health matters after losing arguable the best groove drummer of all time Jeff Porcaro in August 1992 and bassist brother Mike died on ALS in 2015. Fans, me included, were trying to find out anything about William’s health last night. Today Joseph reassured everyone that he was OK. He released the following statement.
“Last night in Denver I experienced my first real bout of altitude sickness! That, plus some dehydration that I wasn’t keeping track of, concerned me enough to get checked out by a doctor at the local hospital as the paramedics on site deemed it a necessary precaution.
Ultimately docs said I was totally fine, told me to drink more water and sent me back to the tour bus.
I am AOK and will see everyone at the show tomorrow night in Salt Lake City!
I am SO sorry for scaring folks and for the inevitable cancellation of our show in Denver.
I promise at the earliest opportunity we will return to Colorado to make it up to all of you who came out to see us.”
Williams was the lead singer of Toto from 1986 to 1989 and again from 2010 to present. He is the son of film composer John Williams.
The band has five more stops on their current tour.
On September 16, 2016 Toto will release their DVD: Live At Montreux 1991 — the last tour with Jeff and Mike Porcaro. The set-list includes, I’ll Be Over You, Africa, Rosanna among others
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