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Bloc Party Drummer Suffers Lung Collapse

The band is forced to cancel a number of shows on their tour after Matt Tong's lung collapsed.

Bloc Party has canceled several shows on their U.S. tour after drummer Matt Tong suffered a collapsed lung following last night’s performance in Atlanta. According to a statement on the band’s site, “Doctors at the hospital in Atlanta say Matt is in a comfortable condition and not in any danger, he will however be staying in the hospital for at least the next three days for observation and it’s not clear at this stage when Matt will be fit to resume performing.” The band, currently on tour with Panic! at the Disco, will not play their shows in Charlotte, NC (tonight), Fairfax, VA (Nov. 11), and New York (Nov. 13-14). No word yet on when they expect to get back out on the road.

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