W.A.S.P.: Swedish Concert Cut Short, Frontman Rushed To Hospital

According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, W.A.S.P. cut short its April 28, 2007 gig in Karlskrona, Sweden after frontman Blackie Lawless complained of pain in his chest. The band came back after a 10-minute break to perform one final song, "Blind in Texas", before Lawless was rushed to a local hospital for observation. No serious problems were found and W.A.S.P. went on to perform a slightly abbreviated set in Lund the following day.

A photo of Lawless taken a few minutes before the Karlskrona gig was cut short can be found at this location.

Back in July 2006, W.A.S.P. cancelled a number of European festival appearances after Lawless was diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart. Blackie stated at the time, "I have been extremely lucky to be able to avoid a problem that could have been potentially life threatening years down the road if I hadn't been fortunate enough to be diagnosed early. Thanks to that I have avoided a potential serious problem!"

W.A.S.P. is touring in support its latest album, "Dominator", which came out late April via Demolition Records.

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