Kiss frontman suffers heart scare

July 29, 2007 at 11:30 AM

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- KISS singer Paul Stanley says on his Web site he was forced to drop out of a recent gig in California because of a health scare related to his heart.

The 55-year-old rocker said while he was doing a sound check Friday, his heart rate jumped to 190 beats per minute and stayed that way for more than an hour.

"Paramedics started an IV and gave me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," he said. "Not knowing if this episode was life-threatening made it even more exhausting."

Stanley said after consulting the paramedics and a cardiologist at Cedar Sinai, he decided not to risk performing that night.

He apologized to KISS fans and thanked his bandmates for going on without him.

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