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The stage is an increasingly dangerous place for our favorite musicians these days! Pink wound up in the hospital after a scary fall during a show in Germany, Rihanna injured her rib mid-concert in Switzerland, and Jon Bon Jovi suffered a torn calf muscle on stage (but continued to play!) in New Jersey. Now, Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has joined the ranks of his injured-musician brethren!
While performing one of the Pumpkins' biggest hits from the '90s, "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" at a show in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday night, 43-year-old Corgan blacked out and fell onto his drummer's kit.
The scary moment, as EW.com noted, went unnoticed by many in the crowd including, apparently, a local critic reviewing the show. But for those who did catch Corgan's blackout, he tweeted the following morning, "That wasn't a stage move or clumsiness, that was me blacking out and wiping out." He tweeted again a few moments later, "I have no memory of falling against the drum riser and my guitar cabinet, but I can tell you I’ve got quite a good bruise + am moving slow."
No word on whether or not Corgan (who gained attention earlier this year for a rumored romance with Jessica Simpson) went to the hospital after the show. The Smashing Pumpkins are scheduled to perform tonight in Knoxville, Tenn.
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