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Alice Cooper Cancels First Show in 30 Years

Written by Barnaby Smith on May 31, 2011

All great records or sequences must at some point be broken (or so NSW State of Origin fans hope), and one of the best has come to an end. Alice Cooper has been forced to cancel his first show in 30 years.

The singer pulled out of a show in Santiago, Chile last Thursday (May 26) after succumbing to food poisoning. According to the Toronto Sun, the show was called off at short notice.

The following statement appeared on the official Alice Cooper website:

“As many of you know, Alice Cooper was forced to cancel his first show in 30 years last night!  Alice got food poisoning somewhere on our trip between Phoenix, Mexico City and Santiago.  We had a long layover in Mexico City, where he was feeling fine.  Once we were on the plane to Santiago after an 8 hour layover in Mexico City, Alice started to feel ill.  He didn’t sleep the entire flight, so naturally when we arrived in Santiago he was feeling fairly zombieish.  He was unable to sleep at the hotel all day, even after a visit from local Dr. Phillips (who I heard as Dr Feelgood as he introduced himself!).  We got him on some medication and put him to bed, which is where he stayed until this morning”

It seems he recovered in time to play a triumphant show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, posting, “Alice was in rare form in Buenos Aires Saturday night, eager to show he was BACK after being forced to miss the show in Santiago due to pesky Salmonella.  Apparently, eating Chilean Sea Bass on a flight from Mexico City going into a show day was a bad idea!  But he bounced right back on Friday and in the evening was feeling close to 100%. ”


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