Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins lead singer, fainted on stage

During the concert held at Ritz Ybor Hall, in Tampa, singer Billy Corgan seemed very dizzy, and while interpreting “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”, a Smashing Pumpkins hit from 1995, he tripped and fell on stage.

“That wasn’t a stage move or clumsiness. That was me blacking out and wiping out” explained Billy Corgan in a message posted on Twitter. “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 [and] am moving slow,” added the singer.

Smashing Pumpkins has another scheduled concert Friday evening at Valarium town hall, Knoxville (Tennessee).

Smashing Pumpkins announced that they will have a benefit concert for Matthew Leone, bassist of Madina Lake, who suffered a severe head injury after he intervened to calm one marital dispute.

Founded in 1987, Smashing Pumpkins has seen success in the mid 90s, with albums “Siamese Dream” (1993) and “Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness” (1995).

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