​Tone Loc Collapses On Stage After Singing ‘Funky Cold Medina’

Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Aug. 4, 2014

Tone Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapses while performing on stage in Iowa.

Loc had finished a song during his set before he fell on the stage, which was on a bridge in downtown Des Moines, according to witnesses.

Three people said they saw several people attending to Loc, 47, for several minutes before fans were asked to leave.

Loc’s condition wasn’t immediately clear Sunday. He wasn’t listed publicly as a patient at any Des Moines hospital, and no one answered the phone Sunday morning at the bar that sponsored the concert.

It wasn’t the rapper’s first time collapsing on stage. Loc, who is best known for his 1980s hits “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing,” collapsed and had a seizure during a 2009 concert in Pensacola, Fla. Authorities said he had apparently overheated.

Loc also collapsed in 1995 while attending a Los Angeles Lakers game. The reason he collapsed wasn’t given.

Loc has also appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” with Jim Carrey and “Heat” with Al Pacino.

Loc has also been the voice of several animated characters.

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