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Paul Simonon, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Australia
Photo by Ros O'Gorman

UPDATE: Paul Simonon Doing Fine, Gorillaz Shows Going Ahead

By Paul Cashmere
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:51:13 +1100

A report overnight that former Clash member Paul Simonon, on tour in Australia with Gorillaz, had suffered a stroke is incorrect.

Sydney magazine Time Out freaked out fans with a story that Simonon was in a Sydney hospital after suffering a stroke.

Undercover can confirm that Paul was not feeling well yesterday and went to a hospital in Sydney to be checked out but all was okay and he went back to his hotel in the early evening of last night.

“He was with doctors for a couple of hours,” a spokesperson from the promoters office tells, “The story has been blown out of proportion. He wasn’t feeling well, saw the doctor but nothing was wrong”.

The Gorillaz shows in Australia will not be affected. “The shows are going ahead as planned,” she says.

Simonon and Clash buddy Mick Jones are performing in the Gorillaz band. The two were previously in Damon Albarn’s other side-project The Good, The Bad and The Queen.

Gorillaz will perform in Sydney Thursday, December 16.

Remaining dates for the Australian and New Zealand tour are:



16, Sydney, Entertainment Centre
19, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
21, Auckland. Vector Arena




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