Heart Problems Force Kiss To Become A Trio For The Night
July 30, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
PAUL STANLEY of KISS was forced to pull out of a show in CALIFORNIA on FRIDAY after his heart started beating at more than twice the normal level, he said on his website. The apparent tachycardia happened while the band was rehearsing for a performance at a casino in SAN JACINTO, CA, about 90 miles east of LOS ANGELES.
"My heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute, where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," STANLEY wrote on his site www.paulstanley.com.
A normal heart rate at rest is about 60 to 80 beats a minute, according to the American Heart Association.
STANLEY said he was advised performing would be risky, and the show went on without him. Fellow principal GENE SIMMONS told fans the group would play as a trio, and turned the show into a tribute to his ailing bandmate.