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Fleetwood Mac cuts concert short after Mick Fleetwood falls ill

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Aileen Graef
American singer Stevie Nicks and British drummer Mick Fleetwood had to cut a concert short after Fleetwood fell ill with the stomach flu. UPI/Rune Hellestad
American singer Stevie Nicks and British drummer Mick Fleetwood had to cut a concert short after Fleetwood fell ill with the stomach flu. UPI/Rune Hellestad | License Photo

LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Fleetwood Mac ended its concert in Nebraska early Saturday after drummer Mick Fleetwood fell due to a stomach flu.

Stevie Nicks paused the show to tell the audience Fleetwood was vomiting backstage.

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"Mick is really sick," she said. "We feel terrible, but we can't really make him play. Give us a minute, and we'll figure out what to do."

The ended up playing two more songs with a drum tech taking over for Fleetwood. The band stopped short of playing their normal two encores.

The band confirmed they would be performing in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday in a post about the illness on Facebook.

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