mercredi, décembre 01, 2004

Midnight Oil

Peter Garrett Collapses On Sydney Beach

by Paul Cashmere for Undercover

30 November 2004

Former Midnight Oil singer and now politician Peter Garrett has been given the all-clear from doctors after collapsing on a Sydney beach on the weekend.

Tests done on the former rock star have come up negative for the cause.

At his official website, Garrett has thanked those who helped him.

"First, I want to again thank the lifeguards at Maroubra Beach, the assisting on-lookers, the ambulance officers and the fine staff at the Prince of Wales Hospital - they did a terrific job and I am very grateful for their help and professionalism".

"After losing all my energy and fainting after swimming at Maroubra Beach on Saturday morning, I spent most of the day recovering and having checks conducted at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick".

"I returned to the house at Mittagong in the evening and spent the rest of the weekend with my family, continuing to rest and recover".

"Tests done so far have proved inconclusive as to the exact cause of the problem which occurred on Saturday morning and I will have some more checks done this week. I expect to be back at Parliament in Canberra tomorrow, Tuesday".

"There is no indication from checks so far of any serious health problem. The checks have ruled many things out as the reason for what occurred, but have not ruled anything in as yet."

"(And to respond to some speculative reporting, there is absolutely nothing wrong with my right arm.)"

Garrett quit Midnight Oil in December 2002 bringing an end to one of Australia's most successful groups.

In June 2004 he announced he would take over the Sydney seat of Kingsford Smith for the Labour Party in Australia and in October 2004 won election in the area.