Award-winning rapper Tone Loc collapsed on stage Saturday night while performing at the St. Patty's Bridge Bash on the Court Avenue Bridge. The event was a part of the St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration being put on by the Court Avenue location of Mickey's Irish Pub. The Bridge Bash also featured performances by rappers Shock G and Rob Base, as well as several local acts.
According to the Des Moines Register, Tone Loc (born Anthony Smith) collapsed on stage after finishing a song and was attended to for about five minutes before the show was cancelled and the audience was sent home. Attempts to get comments from Mickey's representatives and Loc's representatives have, thus far, returned nothing. Loc has not been listed as a patient at any Des Moines hospital according to reports this morning by ABC News. No reports of Loc's collapse appear on any social media page associated with Loc or Mickey's Irish Pub, nor have any updates on the rapper's condition.
Tone Loc rose to fame in the late 1980's when his debut studio album Loc-ed After Dark went double-platinum. The album produced two smash hit singles "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina". The album produced an MTV Music Award nomination, two Grammy nominations, and four American Music Award nominations, though Loc only won the AMA for "Favorite New Artist" in the Dance category. Loc would go on to release just one more album, 1991's Cool Hand Loc, before focusing on a successful career in television and film.
[Additional source: Wikipedia]