UPDATED: Charlatans Drummer Passed Out and is now Diagnosed with A Brain Tumor

By theajaysharma

Last week the Charlatans were on tour in the US and at their Philadelphia stop, Jon Brookes collapsed on stage.  A doctor in the audience actually came up and resuscitated Brookes and then he was rushed to the hospital.

He returned home and has to undergo treatment for a brain tumor.  The band has released a statement confirming his condition and also announcing that they will continue the tour with a short-term replacement.

UPDATE:  NME has also followed up on this story with the news that the Charlatans have announced that the Verve drummer, Pete Salisbury, will be joining them on several UK shows as a temporary replacement