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Tone Loc collapses on stage during Iowa concert

Rapper Tone┬áLoc didn’t want to be hospitalized after collapsing on stage during a weekend performance in Iowa.

Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapsed after finishing a song during a Saturday night concert on a downtown Des Moines bridge.

The concert ended abruptly while the 47-year-old was treated. Three employees of the Des Moines Register who were at the show said several minutes after Loc collapsed, fans were asked to leave.

Police Sgt. Steve Woody told the newspaper that paramedics responded after Loc collapsed, but he refused to be taken to a hospital.

Loc’s representative did not respond to messages Sunday, and it wasn’t clear why he collapsed. READ FULL STORY

Tone Loc collapses at concert

The Associated Press is reporting that ’80s star Tone Loc collapsed this morning during an outdoor concert at Florida’s Pensacola Beach. The "Funky Cold Medina" rapper reportedly had a seizure due to overheating. We’ll update with further details as they emerge.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The AP now reports that Tone Loc has been released from the hospital after being treated. His manager blamed flight delays and heat for the rapper’s collapse.

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