OMD drummer actually suffered cardiac arrest, posts new message
OMD drummer at Terminal 5 in July (more by Greg Cristman)
Last month, we posted that OMD's drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered heat exhaustion in Toronto, which -- though he was doing well -- caused the band to cancel their remaining dates. They've now posted another message from Mal on Facebook, explaining that his collapse was due to cardiac arrest. The message reads:
I have finally arrived home after I collapsed and my heart stopped due to a Cardiac Arrest at the recent OMD Toronto gig. I owe my life to quick thinking members of our crew & band and the Toronto Fire Dept Paramedics who performed CRP and Defibrillation to bring me back to life.
It has been a deeply traumatic time not only for me but the band, crew, management, family, friends and loved ones. I have been overwhelmed with the kind messages of love and support from so many people. I am deeply touched and cannot thank all of you enough.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped with my recovery and getting me back home safely .... Toronto Fire Dept Paramedics, Nurses & Dr's in ICU & CCU at Toronto Eastern General Hospital, Dr Lashevsky and his team at Sunnybrook Hospital Toronto, escort Dr Mike Priestnall, Merv and all the OMD crew, the Band, Remi, Simon our tour manager and our awesome manager Mirelle Davis. Lastly ... Sabine (my angel) who has held my hand constantly through the darkest of hours.
It's good to be home. Thank you everyone.
Glad to hear you're feeling better, Mal!