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Ministry at Best Buy in June 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Ministry's Al Jourgensen wasn't doing so well at the band's Paris show, and spent some time in the hospital because of it:

July 27, 2012 PARIS 9:05 pm Ministry Front man Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue. Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen's alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system. As a result, Ministry has cancelled today's appearance at the L'Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg.

Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show. Says Jourgensen: "I will make it up to you, somehow. I love Paris, I love the Parisian people. I'm so sorry ...but, shit happens and the shit hit the fan for me last night."

That's quite bold to keep on pushing on; his next show is Tuesday, July 31 in Switzerland. Take care of yourself, dude. All remaining tour dates and video from the Paris show is below.


Ministry - Waiting - Live @ Le Bataclan - 28-07-2012

Jul 31 Konzerthaus Schurr Luzern, Switzerland
Aug 02 Woodstock Festival Poland Kostrzyn, Poland
Aug 04 Wacken Open Air 2012 Wacken, Germany Tickets
Aug 07 Backstagewerk Munich, Germany
Aug 07 Backstage Munich, Germany
Aug 08 Szget Festival Budapest, Hungary
Aug 09 Brutal Assault Statenice, Czech Republic
Aug 11 Moscow Arena Moscow, Russian Federation
Aug 12 Glav Club Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation



Comments (29)

Oh, come on, God. You almost had him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:07 PM

One cannot take fire into one's bosom and not get burned. A lesson for us all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:08 PM

I guess you could say he was burning inside.

Posted by MildMannerPervert | July 30, 2012 2:27 PM

No Paul Barker, no Ministry.

I feel bad for anyone who got suckered into going to one of these reunion shows to hear all the George Bush songs again.

No one likes this shit and he's not healthy enough to tour so what the hell is going on?

Just go away Al. You're health is not worth continuing your quest to alienate the rest of your small lingering fan base.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:29 PM

"blood alcohol levels well below normal". i wonder what is normal for al?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:30 PM

2:07: Lemmy likes Al, there won't be any of that going on. Whether he thinks the same of the typical indie rock "heroes" remains to be seen.

On a side note: I first found out about this on AOL, a site that I would think would be totally out of the loop of more underground stuff (relatively speaking) like this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:40 PM

LOL 2:30 how true.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:53 PM

promo stunt

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:58 PM

At least it happened in France where everyone's a piece of shit. If it had to happen I'm glad it was there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 3:02 PM

at least the tour is continueing

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 3:14 PM

like that's a good thing

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 3:28 PM

2:29- Thank you for speaking for "everyone". I caught the Nokia show and they closed with a lot of old songs. It was actually better than I expected. Not better than in 92 when I first saw them, but pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 3:32 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 3:50 PM

3:02. Everybody in France is a piece of shit? What does that make American olympic swimmers then, who are making a habit of losing to the French in London.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 3:55 PM

It makes them the swimmers who lost to team France at the olympics. No more, no less, mon frere.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 4:10 PM

Same here, 3:32.

Oh, and coincidentally SphincTour was the most recent album I listened to.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 4:26 PM

3:55 = Froggy McFreedomfries

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 4:39 PM

For some reason French men annoy me greatly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 6:42 PM

I hate the french- nation of goofballs,

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 8:01 PM

I hate everyone. Including you. As Al might say... So what?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 9:40 PM

French men always keep a jar of Grey Poupon in their fanny packs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 9:53 PM

It is strange without all the original members besides that the issue of the law suit he has against the guy who made a documentary on the somewhat original Ministry.
So its now basically Prong, some other metal heads & Al who has lost touch altogether.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:38 AM

Stick a fork in him, Al's done.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 9:21 AM

1:38: So is Tommy Victor still playing with them or am? Because I don't think I saw him on this tour?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 9:55 AM

I didn't see Victor at Nokia. Scaccia was there. He is still amazing.

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Posted by jocuri | August 30, 2012 7:10 AM

freaking scary but good.

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