Machine Gun Kelly Talks Backstage Collapse During Birthday Show in Florida

Machine Gun Kelly
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Machine Gun Kelly performs on stage on Day 3 at Reading Festival 2016 on Aug. 28, 2016 in Reading, England. 

"I went back out and finished that show cuz we're f---in champions," MGK said of the interruption due to chest pains.

It wasn't exactly the 27th birthday celebration Machine Gun Kelly had in mind. The rapper was forced to cut short his concert at the Seminole Casino in South Florida on Saturday night (Apr. 22) after experiencing what was described as severe chest pains right in the middle of his signature hit song with Camila Cabello, "Bad Things."

In a video posted on TMZ, MGK is seen clutching his chest several times before leaving the stage and walking off, telling the crowd in a video, "at this point, I'm f---ing dying!" There was a good explanation for all of the drama, though. The rapper/actor was filming the movie Captive State the day before and, as he explained in an previous tweet, "got punched in the chest 65 times. Pretty sure i can't breathe. Ready for this one to wrap."

He took to Instagram early Monday morning (Apr. 24) to explain the whole situation with a video of the paramedics checking his vitals backstage. "Tell 'em to keep the the show going, jam or something," he tells his people as the EMS crew encourages him to go to the hosptial due to an elevated heart rate. MGK doesn't listen, though, as the clip ends with him returning to the stage.

"For those who saw the TMZ post, here is what happened last night: i took some serious damage to my chest plate/ribs this week and during our 6th song last night I collapsed backstage and thought i was having a heart attack," he wrote. "What they didn't report, was that i went back out and finished that show cuz we're f---in champions and it was my 27th birthday and nothing can take me away from the stage. ------------ #AlphaOmega #EST #XX #YoungGunner." A spokesperson for MGK could not be reached for comment at press time for a medical update.


It looks like he still found a way to make his birthday weekend pretty great.


I think I found the source of why everyone missed their flights this morning -------- those bottles are as big as a human body

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oh shit i forgot i blew fire last night. -------- #27

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been turnt up from the jump tho. XX --------2??7?? -- @stretchd_34

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MGK (born Colson Baker), a veteran of the Showtime series Roadies, as well as the movies The Land and Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2, has been filming director Rupert Wyatt's sci-fi thriller Captive State in Chicago along with co-stars John Goodman and Vera Farminga.



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