Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell Hospitalized, Memphis Concert Canceled

Singer was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy two years ago

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Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell was hospitalized on Thursday, forcing the band to cancel its concert in Memphis, Tennessee.

According to the band’s manager Robert Hayes, Harwell was having difficulty breathing during the band’s sound check at the New Daisy Theater and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The venue later announced on Facebook that the concert would be canceled “due to an emergency illness with a member of the band.”

Harwell’s condition was related to his cardiomyopathy, a heart disease he was diagnosed with two years ago. Hayes said Harwell is “just fine” and will be released from the hospital sometime on Friday.

Harwell is expected to return to performing on Friday with the band’s show at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois. Fans who missed out on Thursday’s show were refunded the ticket costs, and the venue said it is working to reschedule the concert.

This is not the first time Harwell’s health has disrupted a Smash Mouth show. Last August, Harwell collapsed on stage at a show in Illinois and was taken away in an ambulance.