Doing the “Wild Thing” is getting to be a little too much for Tone Lōc these days.
The 45-year-old rapper was hospitalized for exhaustion Saturday night after collapsing on stage during a concert in Atlanta.
Here’s what happened.
Tone, real name Anthony Terrell Smith, fell ill and passed out shortly after performing his big ’80s hit, “Funky Cold Medina.” He was taken to a local hospital where he was given an IV and rehydrated.
This isn’t the first time Tone Lōc has been hit with exhaustion. The same thing happened to the hitmaker in May 2009 during a gig in Pensacola Beach, and his camp chalked up the malady then to jet lag and heat-related exhaustion.
Let’s hope it’s just that this time around.
Tone has also been under some legal pressure of late, pleading no contest on Oct. 3. to assault-weapon possession and domestic violence for allegedly hitting his baby mama, charges that earned him a day in county jail and three years’ formal probation.
Tone Lōc’s health scare comes a day after fellow hip-hopster Rick Ross ended up in sick bay after suffering a pair of seizures on two separate flights.