THE EXPLOITED Frontman Collapsed On Stage In Colombia After Suffering A Suspected Heart Attack

The Exploited frontman collapses on stage

THE EXPLOITED frontman Wattie Buchan was taken to hospital after collapsing on stage due a suspected heart attack during the band’s concert in Colombia on Saturday night (December 10).

The 65-year-old punk legend, who has a history of heart problems, was performing the song “Army Life” with his bandmates at La Estrella Roja Calle 66 when he started feeling unwell. He clutched his chest and bent down before dropping to his knees.

A spokesman for THE EXPLOITED later issued a statement to STV News saying: “The last gig in Colombia, Wattie had another suspected heart attack. He tried playing on but had to actually stop a couple of songs until he eventually collapsed. He got taken away to hospital in an ambulance but over 900 people refused to leave the venue until they heard he was alright.

THE EXPLOITED are held as idols over here, and Wattie is seen as the king of punk. He has kept the punk movement alive when everyone in the press said it was dead. He is actually a living legend.”

In February 2014, Buchan had a heart attack on stage in Lisbon, Portugal and as a result, canceled shows in August 2018 and September 2019.