Mick’s fans are aware that he continues to battle his own demons, so playing in the dry bar, The Brink, was seen as a hopeful opportunity.
Mick had been intensively supported prior to the gig but unfortunately during the gig Mick clearly became worse for wear. The crowd were clearly upset watching their musical hero begin to slur his words, but nonetheless they continued to cheer and applaud.
The rest of the band were in the audience and got up to support him. They were delighted that they were watching SHACK reformed on stage after all this time, however, this momentous occasion became very disturbed as once the set was finished Mick stood up and tripped sideways off the stage.
Paramedics were called and Mick was taken to hospital. He was alert, talkative and appeared only slightly injured.
Jacquie Johnston-Lynch, Head of Service within the charity Action on Addiction commented, “Mick so badly wanted to gig for Christmas, he wanted all is friends and family around him to see how well he was doing. We wanted to support him and a dry bar was the best place for him to perform. When he began to slur his words on stage a number of us made a quick decision to ask him to come off stage, but then the other members of the band went on to support him, so we let him carry on. Sadly as the guys finished, Mick stood up and stumbled off the edge of the stage. It was upsetting for everyone. I hope we can continue to help him. A member of Action on Addiction staff and Micks daughter went with him in the ambulance. They’ve reported in that he is doing ok. Its been a sad day.””