Marianne Faithfull Collapses in Milan

Published: 2004-12-08
Last week during her European tour '60s singer Marianne Faithfull collapsed following a seizure in Milan, Italy. Although the ordeal was no doubt very frightening, Faithfull isn't in too dire of straits just yet. The reason for her collapse has been attributed to chronic exhaustion by doctors, and the singer has been ordered to take three months rest.

This means that Faithfull will have to cut her tour in support of most recent album 'Before The Poison' short, which means she won't be able to make shows in Vienna, Barcelona, and Dublin, among others. Fans needn't despair though, as plans are to reschedule the performances for the spring of next year.

The reason for Faithfull falling under exhaustion can be chocked up to the hectic schedule the near-60-year-old has been keeping. Earlier this year the legendary singer took part in 'The Black Rider', a Robert Wilson theatre production. The show was performed in both London and San Francisco, with Faithfull partaking in roughly 75 performances between the summer and October. Immediately following the opera, Faithfull began preparation for an extensive European tour which kicked off on November 11th in Iceland.

Faithfull may always be best known as the former girlfriend of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger who was involved in that legendary drug bust, but despite that decidedly unmusical notoriety, Faithfull is a relevant artist in her own right. She debuted in 1964 with a tune that was penned by none other than the Glimmer Twins themselves, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, called 'As Tears Go By'. Since then Faithfull has released a massive number of albums too great to count, constantly reinventing herself along the way.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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