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Ornette Coleman suffers heat stroke, collapses during Bonnaroo performance

Ornette Coleman suffered heat stroke and collapsed during his performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival yesterday. According to a Billboard report, the 77-year-old sax icon and free-jazz innovator was rushed to a medical tent where he was given intravenous fluids. He was then moved to local Coffey County Hospital and was recovering there last night.

The annual Bonnaroo festival is held in Manchester, Tenn. Temperatures in Manchester reached 95 degrees yesterday. For updates on this story, check back at

UPDATE for June 19: According to his publicity company, Mr. Coleman recovered and was released from Coffey Hospital on Sunday night.

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