The incident follows a year after he suffered a stroke.
Singer Chris Rea is reported to be “stable” after he collapsed on stage during a show in Oxford on Saturday (December 9).
Rea, who’s perhaps best known for his massive Christmas hit ‘Driving Home for Christmas’, was playing the New Theatre Oxford on the 35th concert in his 37-date tour and had performed about 45 minutes of the show before he fell to the ground, according to Sky News.
“We were called at 9.30pm to attend to an incident in George Street in Oxford,” a spokeswoman for South Central ambulance service said (via The Guardian).
“We had an ambulance crew on scene and one patient has now been taken to hospital.”
The audience was then told the gig had been cancelled and Rea was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was described as being in a “stable” condition.
The New Theatre Oxford also tweeted following the incident, thanking the audience for the patience and adding they’ll be sharing any updates as they receive them.
“We massively appreciate everyone’s patience who attended the Chris Rea performance this evening,” they wrote.
“Please bear with the venue team whilst we seek further updates for you. As soon as we have more news we will of course let everyone know.”