Get well soon Matt
Matt Tong suffered a collapsed lung following Bloc Party's performance in Atlanta last night. He was taken to hospital after their support slot for Panic! At The Disco at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre.
According to a statement from the band: "Doctors at the hospital in Atlanta say Matt is in a comfortable condition and not in any danger. He will however be staying in hospital for at least the next three days for observation and it's not clear at this stage when Matt will be fit to resume performing."
This means that Bloc Party will definitely miss the next four shows on the Panic! At The Disco tour: Charlotte Cricket Arena (10.11.06), Washington Patriot Center (11.11.06) and New York Madison Square Garden Theatre (13.11.06, 14.11.06). Stay tuned for news about the rest of the tour. Get well soon Matt...our thoughts are with you and we all wish you a very speedy recovery x Update: Matt actually hurt himself before the gig, and so played the whole show with a collapsed lung. That's stamina for you! Well-wishers can send flowers/Lucozade/cards/drumsticks to him at:
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(address to "Matt Tong: patient")