Morbid Angel Guitarist Trey Azagthoth Collapses During Live Show

A shocking incident occurred at the recent Morbid Angel concert in Tampa, Florida, when the band’s guitarist, Trey Azagthoth, collapsed on stage. The 58-year-old musician, also known as George Emmanuel III, seemed to have trouble maintaining his balance during the band’s fifth song at the Orpheum in his hometown. Roadies quickly came to his aid and helped him backstage, leaving the audience in suspense.

After a brief pause, bassist and vocalist Steve Tucker addressed the crowd, explaining that Trey had sustained an injury. The band then played one more song before calling it a night. Tucker then apologized for the sudden end of the show and expressed his hope that Trey would be okay. He assured the fans that the band would be back to perform again soon and wished them a good night.

Tucker’s words after the incident:

“I think we’re gonna call it a night, man. Without the leader… I apologize. I love all you motherf*ckers. Thank you for coming. Hopefully, Trey is all right. We’ll see you all again real soon, man. You have a good f*cking night.”

Trey’s mother, Janell Fulghum Emmanuel, took to Facebook to provide an update on her son’s condition. According to her post, Trey had slipped on the stairs of the tour bus and hurt his back, which, coupled with dehydration, led to his collapse on stage. She mentioned that Trey had gotten some rest and seemed to be feeling better, with the band deciding to go ahead with the show in Fort Lauderdale.

She expressed her gratitude for the fans’ concern and emphasized that Trey loves his fans dearly. Janell also noted that once he returns home, he’ll need some rest and proper medical attention to ensure a full recovery.

His mother’s Facebook post read:

“I would like to say thank you for all of your well wishes for my son, Trey. As it appears, Trey was totally dehydrated. His back issue was due to him slipping while going down the stairs of the bus and hit his back on one of the stairs. They have decided to go ahead and have a show tonight. And I am just hoping and praying that all goes well.

I had a message from Dan [Vadim Von, Morbid Angel guitarist]; he said that Trey got rest last night and was up and around and seem to be ready. I will continue to watch anything I can find about tonight. When he returns home tomorrow, I know he’ll need rest, but also needs to get some medical help. Again, thank you so much for your concern. He loves his fans.”

Morbid Angel’s United States Tour of Terror, which began on March 15 at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida, is the band’s first with drummer Charlie Koryn, who has previously played with bands like Ascended Dead, Incantation, Funebrarum, and Skeletal Remains. The tour ended with a following performance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 22.