A Friday night Elmwood Park concert was stopped mid-set after singer Drake White was unable to continue.

Band members and crew led White, who was opening for Scotty McCreery, offstage at about 8:16 p.m. Ambulances arrived in less than 10 minutes. White waved to fans near stage left as emergency workers carted him to an ambulance about 8:30 p.m.

A spokeswoman from Downtown Roanoke Inc., which organizes the Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood, declined immediate comment.

Headliner McCreery was still scheduled to perform the show, first of this year’s series schedule.

[UPDATE 12:38 a.m. Aug. 17] Posts at White's Facebook and Twitter accounts read: "Hey friends — sorry we had to cut it short tonight. I'm getting checked out by some of Roanoke's finest docs and will keep you posted. Thanks for your prayers and continued support. Love ya! DW"

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For the past decade, Tad Dickens has been writing about music. For now, it remains sunshine and rainbows.

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