The Wiggles singer Greg Page collapses during Australian bushfires relief concert


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 23: Jeff Fatt, Greg Page and Murray Cook of The Wiggles perform on stage during The Wiggles Celebration Tour at Sydney Entertainment Centre on December 23, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. This concert is the final time the original members of The Wiggles will perform on stage together as Greg, Murray and Jeff are retiring. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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(CNN) — Greg Page, the original lead singer of the popular Australian children’s music group The Wiggles, was rushed to the hospital during the band’s charity concert for bushfire relief in Sydney.

CNN affiliate Nine News reported Page collapsed toward the end of the concert.

“At the end of the show this evening there was a medical incident off stage involving Greg Page. Medics were called immediately and he was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment,” The Wiggles wrote on Twitter.

Later, they gave an update and said, “As has been reported, our friend Greg Page suffered a cardiac arrest at the end of the bushfire relief performance and was taken to hospital. He has had a procedure and is now recovering in hospital. We appreciate your kind messages and concern.”

The band was performing in a sold-out reunion concert in aid of three groups tackling the fires raging through Australia.

Dressing as Blue, Red, Yellow and Purple Wiggles, the band became hugely popular in Australia after they formed in 1991.

A new line-up was formed in 2013 to keep the brand alive, but the original Wiggles had not performed together for several years before Friday’s concert.

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