Patti Smith Is ‘In Good Health’ After Being Rushed To Hospital In Italy


Patti Smith is “in good health”, having been discharged from hospital, it has been reported.

The musician was rushed to the Maggiore hospital in Bologna with a “sudden illness”, on Tuesday (December 11), before she was due to preform at the city’s Duse Theatre that night.

Confirming the show’s cancellation in a press release, which was translated into English from Italian, the venue said this, “With great regret, we inform the kind audience that Patti Smith’s concert will not be able to go on stage due to a sudden illness that struck the artist”. 

These shows were part of an eight-date tour of Italy that Smith was embarking on, titled ‘A Tour of Italian Days’. 

Patti Smith Is In “good health”

The day after she was admitted to hospital, a statement was issued by the Local Health Authority of Bologna, confirming that Smith had been “discharged” after “a short period of observation in emergency”, stating that she was in “good health conditions”. 

The medical team also hope that Smith will make a return to the stage, after “an appropriate period of rest”.

It has been reported that Patti Smith has also pulled the plug on her show in Venice tonight (December 14). She has also reportedly cancelled her book-signing event in Milan the following day.

Rescheduled dates for these shows have yet to be confirmed.

Smith is pencilled in for two shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street next year. Find out more here.

Speaking of Ireland, Bruce Springsteen who collaborated with Smith to co-write ‘Because The Night’, has also confirmed a brand new tour, which will see them perform in Ireland next year.

More on this from Nova here.