Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett rushed to hospital moments before his concert

The Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix was filled with fans awaiting the arrival of Genesis' Steve Hackett on Saturday, all while the guitarist was being rushed to the hospital from backstage.

Hackett shared a photo of himself in a hospital room on Facebook Sunday to accompany a post about what happened.

"I’m so sorry for the scare," he wrote.

"I’d hoped to power through the Phoenix show but I had a bronchial infection and a last-minute adverse reaction to medication. Consequently, the medics took me to hospital. I am now recovering and glad to be feeling okay. I was very sad to miss the show and I will return to play in Phoenix as soon as possible. My thanks to you all for your understanding and support."

Steve Hackett of Genesis was rushed to the hospital moments before a show in Arizona.
Steve Hackett of Genesis was rushed to the hospital moments before a show in Arizona.

The post was signed, "With warmest wishes, Steve."

The tour was part nostalgia, part new material

The concert was part of a tour that features Hackett revisiting “Foxtrot,” one of several classic albums he made with Genesis, while also showcasing the highlights of “The Circus and the Nightwhale,” a solo album he released in February.

In an exclusive interview with The Republic, Hackett talked about the tour.

“I’m keeping the museum doors open in the revisited sense of Genesis,” he says, “but also doing new stuff to keep it vital so I don't entirely pension myself off into a glorious past with all those lovely exhibits, beautiful though they are, but they are of a certain time-warp value.”

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Will refunds be issued for the show?

The tour was brought to Phoenix by Danny Zelisko Presents.

DZP rep Kathy “Koz” Perschke said they are attempting to reschedule the performance, noting that Hackett has been released from the hospital. "If it doesn't get rescheduled, obviously, people will be refunded their money. It will go right to the credit card the ticket was purchased on."

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