Country music chart topper Cody Jinks had to stop performing at a concert in Papillion, Nebraska at the Sum Tur Ampitheater on June 22. Jinks did approximately one hour of music before he explained to the audience he felt dizzy. Jinks tried to finish the set, but couldn’t. Papillion is a suburb of the city of Omaha.
Jinks headed to the hospital that night, and once he’d been treated, he shared posts on social media like his Facebook page to thank his fans for their support:
“Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.
I suffered a pretty severe onset of vertigo on stage last night in Omaha. My blood pressure spiked and I was taken to the hospital to get checked out.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to play Columbia Missouri tonight, which breaks my heart. Everyone knows that’s one of my favorite places to play.
On the bright side, I have a couple of weeks to get right. Playing music is my life and I’ll be back out sooner than later.
Thanks again for the well wishes. Cody Jinks.”
Fans on Jinks’ Facebook page were very supportive, wishing him well and telling him they understood.
If you’ve ever known someone who experiences recurring vertigo, you know how debilitating an attack can be.
Jinks did want people to know he wasn’t sick because of overindulgence—he told the audience:
“Hey guys, they’re gonna take me to the hospital…I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and this has never happened. I’m not drunk or anything. I’m gonna make this up to you. I’m sorry.”
Jinks, whose album in 2016 I’m not the Devil grabbed top spots on charts, has a new album titled Lifers coming out in late July, 2018.
(Kay B. Day/June 25, 2018)