Rapper Tone Loc, who performed the 1980s hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina," was released from the hospital Friday after collapsing during an outdoor concert in Florida, officials said.
A spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff's Department told The Associated Press it appeared Tone Loc collapsed and had a seizure because of overheating.
Tone Loc, who was born Anthony Terrell Smith, collapsed early Friday morning at the Capt'n Fun Beach Club. The Pensacola News Journal reported he was taken away in an ambulance.
Colleen Kirsch, spokeswoman for Gulf Breeze Hospital, said Friday afternoon that Tone Loc had been treated at the hospital and released.
The rapper's manager, Bobby Bessone with B.A.M. Management/Entertainment Artists Agency, said flight delays and heat contributed to the collapse. He said the rapper is recovering.
Along with his 1980s hit songs, the entertainer has also appeared in movies including "Uncle Buck" in 1989, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" in 1990 and "Poetic Justice" in 1993. He has done voice over work in numerous films and television shows including "FernGully: The Last Rainforest" in 1992, "Tiatian A.E" in 2000 and "King of the Hill" in 2005.
What the El!?! Editorial:
I love Tone Loc, his voice is so unmistakable, I hope he's ok.