Wiggles lead singer Greg Page has collapsed on stage during a reunion concert for bushfire relief.
The group were moments away from performing their final song, Hot Potato, at the concert in Sydney when Yellow Wiggle Page collapsed.
Shocked concertgoers were left stunned as the concert was stopped, with paramedics rushing to Page’s side to perform CPR.
A while later, the rest of the band returned and told the 800-strong crowd their singer ‘needed medical attention’.
Page suffers with orthostatic intolerance, a circulatory system disorder which causes blood to pool in his legs – making him faint.
The Wiggles’ lead singer Greg Page (pictured) is seen at a concert in Miami Beach in 2012. He collapsed on stage in Sydney on Friday night
In a video from the packed-out concert on Friday night, Greg Page (right, in yellow) can be seen desperately grappling for something to hold on to as he collapsed by the side of stage
Video from Friday night shows Greg Page (right, in yellow) falling to the floor as he collapsed, sparking an urgent call to paramedics
On the right behind Red Wiggle Murray Cook, the sleeve of Greg Page’s iconic yellow top can be seen after he suffered the terrifying collapse
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First forming in 1991, the Wiggles have been performing for nearly 30 years
They have released 53 studio albums
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More than 30 million albums and DVDs have been sold
He is in a serious but stable condition at Westmead Hospital.
It comes after his doctor previously warned the illness means he would need to ‘be careful with the rigors’ of performing.
‘Thank you everybody,’ he is seen saying as he waved to the crowd and smiled.
‘Thanks for coming to support all of those wonderful people doing all that great work for everyone.’
As the crowd cheers enthusiastically, Page walks to the side of the stage and collapses.
People are then seen rushing to his aid as the stage curtain draws in to hide him from the audience.
A short while later, the original Red Wiggle, Murray Cook, returned and said Greg ‘was not feeling real well’.
Wiggles characters are seen rushing to the side of the stage on Friday (pictured) shortly after Page collapsed
The Wiggles’ Greg Page (pictured, in yellow) is seen on stage just minutes before his dramatic collapse in Sydney on Friday
‘Guys I think we’re going to end it there,’ he said.
‘Greg’s not feeling real well. I think he’s going to be OK but he’s not feeling real well so I don’t think we can go on with another song.’
The other band members later return to the stage to sing fan favourite Hot Potato, dedicating it to their friend.
‘We’re going to sing it for Greg and hope he gets better real quick,’ blue Wiggle Anthony Field said.
At 11.20pm, the band released a statement on Twitter saying Page was in hospital.
‘At the end of the show this evening there was a medical incident off stage involving Greg Page,’ it said.
Greg Page (pictured, left) waves to the excited crowds in Sydney on Friday night just minutes before he dramatically collapsed and was rushed to hospital
The original Wiggles line-up reunited for the sold-out bushfire relief concert in Sydney. Here they are pictured in 2012, the last time they performed together
‘Medics were called immediately and he was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment. We will provide more information as it comes to hand.’
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were called at around 10pm on Friday night to the Castle Hill RSL after reports a man had gone into cardiac arrest.
They said a 48-year-old male who had collapsed was being treated in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
He was breathing when paramedics arrived, but crews performed CPR.
In his autobiography, he wrote about his struggle with orthostatic intolerance, which forced him to quit the Wiggles in 2006.
Those who suffer with the condition, which is often undiagnosed for years, have a nervous system which struggles to move enough blood around the body.
The frightening circulatory condition caused Page (pictured, back) to leave the Wiggles back in 2006
This means that when they stand for a long period of time, the blood can pool in their legs and cause them to faint.
‘Just knowing that what I had had a name, and it wasn’t terminal, and it could be treated was wonderful. I feel like I’m getting a second chance,’ he wrote.
His physician, Dr. Susan Corcoran, told People: Simple measures have been effective in helping his condition, but he’ll need to be careful with the rigors of the tour.
Footage from the concert at Castle Hill RSL shows Page singing and dancing just moments before his collapse.
Concerned fans immediately took to social media to express their fears for the beloved star.
‘Greg from the Wiggles collapsed during the charity concert and was sent to the hospital in an ambulance and I’m literally crying over it,’ one fan wrote.
‘Please I love him he was part of my childhood. I really hope he’s okay.’
‘All my love to Greg and his family,’ another wrote.
‘He was truly a champion tonight, powering through for those in need. We’re all hoping and praying for his recovery.’
The original Wiggles, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Anthony Field joined Page at the concert, marking the first time the original line-up performed together since 2012.
The original Wiggles – Greg, Anthony, Murray, and Jeff – reunited for their first show together since 2012 (pictured)
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