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Guitarist Bob Weir falls down onstage at NY show

Friday - 4/26/2013, 5:47pm  ET

FILE - This May 9, 2009 file photo shows Phil Lesh, left on bass, with Bob Weir, center and Warren Haynes, right, performing with their band The Dead, formerly the Grateful Dead at the Forum in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles, Calif. Weir fell onstage while strumming his guitar at a concert in Port Chester, N.Y. In a video posted online, the 65-year-old musician collapsed Thursday during a performance with his Furthur bandmates at The Capitol Theatre. He was quickly helped off the floor as the crowd cheered him on. Weir is currently on a tour with Furthur, the band he formed with fellow Grateful Dead bandmate Phil Lesh. Lesh told the crowd Thursday that Weir had been suffering from a strained shoulder. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage while strumming his guitar at a concert in Port Chester, N.Y.

Video posted online shows the 65-year-old musician collapsing Thursday night during a performance with Furthur. He was quickly helped off the floor as the crowd cheered him on.

Weir is on tour with Furthur, the band he formed with fellow Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh.

Lesh told the crowd Thursday that Weir had been suffering from a strained shoulder.

A representative for Furthur didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The band's next show is scheduled for Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Furthur: http://www.furthur.net/


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