The Rascals' Gene Cornish Is Recovering After On-Stage Collapse

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Gene Cornish of The Rascals performs at The Greek Theatre on Oct. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles.

A publicist says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals is in good spirits at a Montana hospital after collapsing during a concert.

Melissa Kucirek says the 74-year-old Cornish is expected to be released from a Billings hospital on Wednesday.

She said Sunday that “he’s on the path to a speedy recovery” and is eager to get back on stage.

Kucirek says she didn’t know what caused Cornish to collapse Friday at a show in Billings.

She says that “Gene would like everyone to know that he so appreciates the prayers and well-wishes.”

Cornish, keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, singer Eddie Brigati and drummer Dino Danelli formed The Rascals in 1965.

Their hits include “Good Lovin” and “People Got to Be Free.”   

They were inducted into the hall in 1997.