Ghost
[Photo by: Mikael Eriksson]

Ghost were forced to end their May 31 concert in Milwaukee early last night after a fan collapsed in the pit.

The man reportedly collapsed during the band’s brief intermission, dying soon after getting transported to the hospital. Per a report from CBS 58, the Milwaukee Fire Department confirmed that CPR was performed, but they were unable to revive him.

Paramedics performed CPR for 15 to 20 minutes, and it was later reported that staff told fans that the show was cancelled due to a “terrible tragedy.”

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office later shared that the man died of natural causes.

Ghost soon released a statement of why they cancelled the show:

“Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans.” Ghost shared on Twitter. “We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.”

After publishing the first statement, the band posted a second comment giving their condolences:

“This morning we learned that the man taken to the hospital from our show last night in Milwaukee passed away from natural causes. Our hearts are broken for him & his family. Again we ask you to send the family your prayers, condolences & respect their privacy during this time.”

Ghost is currently on tour in support of their new album Prequelle, out now.