Smash Mouth Frontman Steve Harwell Hospitalized, Concert Canceled
The singer has been released and is "doing better," following a hospital visit for heart issues.
Smash Mouth called off its Memphis, Tennessee, show Thursday night when frontman Steve Harwell paid a visit to the hospital, due to difficulty breathing.
Harwell's manager confirms to Billboard that he was taken to the hospital, but says it "was not an emergency situation." The singer was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that can make it hard for the heart to deliver blood to the body, two years ago.
"Whenever he is not feeling great, we take precautionary measures just to make sure everything is OK, especially while he is on the road touring," explains his manager. "The doctor is running some tests, but he appears to be just fine and intends to resume the tour tomorrow night in Portsmouth, Ohio. We are rescheduling the show for tonight in Edwardsville, Illinois."
"Sorry to inform we have to postpone tonight's show at the Wildey Theatre/Edwardsville due to an illness. New date will post soon," the band had tweeted on Friday. A few hours later came a brief update: "Doing better folks!"
Rescheduled dates for the postponed concerts have not been announced as of press time.
A version of this story originally appeared on Billboard.com.