KIX drummer Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant was carried off stage after suffering a suspected heart attack during the band’s concert Friday night (November 18).
The incident took place at KIX‘s concert at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia, with one source telling Metal Sludge: “He (Jimmy Chalfant) was carried off and we’re waiting on a final word from paramedics.”
The source also added: “It happened right after his drum solo, and the band was about to start ‘Blow My Fuse‘.
“It was crazy. The ambulance was there within two minutes.”
Some of those who were in attendance shared videos to social media, with one person writing: “Please keep Jimmy from KIX in your thoughts. He just collapsed at the KIX show encore at the Talley Ho. No pulse and lots of CPR etc. Amazing show tonight. I hope it wasn’t his last.”
A second attendee wrote: “I was just watching KIX live at Tally-Ho in Leesburg, VA. The drummer Jimmy Chalfant collapsed on stage just before the start of the last song. Lights came on, 911 was called and the show was over. Prayers for Jimmy.”
This would not be the first time Chalfant has had cardiac issues. Back in September 2021, the drummer suffered a heart attack at his home and was rushed to the hospital where he underwent immediate lifesaving surgery.