Ely Buendia Rushed to Hospital, Eraserheads Reunion Cut Short


(Youtube Video of the Eraserheads Reunion Concert Grand Entrance by Karla Redor)

I don’t know why but I wasn’t surprised that the Erasehead Reunion was Cut short because Ely Buendia was rushed to the Hospital. Not that I wished the concert would turn out badly, but I was thinking of Ely’s physical and emotional state as the concert went along.

At around 8:00 PM, my husband and I passed by Two Serendra to check on the progress of the condo renovations. I wasn’t aware that the concert was right beside Two Serendra until tonight. Listening from the 5th floor of our condo, I could hear the countdown then much later, the Alapaap song being played. From that distance, the sounds didn’t seem too blasting. I felt relief not having to hear the thud-thud of the drums and the blaring amps. Loud music causes my heartbeat to race like crazy. The last concert I went to caused my heartbeat to go thump-thump for more than an hour.

I turned to my husband and thought out loud “How can Ely survive those blaring sounds?” “And how can he sing just days after his mom died?”

Now Ely Buendia is in the hospital.


The concert’s sudden end was announced by Buendia’s sister Lally who went onstage with Ely’s band mates Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro and concert organizers stating that the band’s lead vocalist and songwriter was in poor health. The band members apologized to the audience for cutting short their performance.

“We regret to inform you that we have to cut the concert short. My brother had to be rushed to hospital because of emotional and physical stress he is experiencing,” said Buendia’s sister Lali to concert-goers.

““He had a slight attack because of stress due to the recent passing of his mother, and their sound check which lasted till 3 a.m. today (Saturday),” said officials from MTV Philippines, who added that Buendia is now in stable condition. MTV Philippines is the concert’s organizer.

and this is just in, Ely’s condition is stable

“We have gotten word that he is now stable,” said MTV Philippines director for marketing Ronald Esguerra in an interview with INQUIRER.net.

Fans were just so engrossed with Eraserhead reunion concert and I wonder if they even thought about his emotional state. All I have read the past two days is that the concert will push through, will push through and push through. His mom passed away two days ago due to cardiac arrest. Ely is still very much in grief and cannot just snap out of it. Shock is the first stage in grief. There is a feeling of disbelief. During those first days there is a feeling of being-out-of-touch. Singing some of those songs may have triggered memories of his mom. The awareness of just how dreadful the loss is accompanied by intense pangs of grief. At this stage, a grieving person is in emotional turmoil.

I pray Ely Buendia recovers soon. He needs rest. I am sure Eraserheads’ fans wish the best for him.

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Azrael on Eraserheads reunion concert 2008 – concert live recording

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  • Yange

    I really hoped before that the concert be postponed because of the recent saddening events but then… they always say, “The show must go on…”

    I pray that he recovers quickly like before.

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      I guess Ely believed in the saying “The Show Must Go On” and thought he was strong enough to overcome the stress.

  • http://www.brownpinay.com cielo

    i hope that he will survive this one, your right mom, he needs to rest, he has just lost a mom and he needs time for himself.

    Prayers to Eli and Francis for their speedy recovery

    cielos last blog post..It’s Official, I am Now BROWN PINAY

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      He will need all the rest. Away from stress and allow himself to grieve and go through this pain.

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  • http://thephilippinegazette.wordpress.com/ rush

    well sana maging okay na sya ulit.
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  • i was there

    maybe the crowd chanting ‘group hug! group hug!’ was too much to bear. hope he gets well soon

  • http://www.eligio.org Eligio

    ely is now in good condition based from gma news. hope to see ely sing again in another live concert with his former band. Eraserheads rules!

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  • http://fengguillermobrum.com feng

    sad to read about what happened. good thing Eli’s pretty ok at naagahan pa ang attack nya.

    i have the same thoughts too when I learned in the news that Eli’s mom died just recently. and his medical condition right now, I was thinking all a long isn’t he pushing himself too hard?

  • http://greenbucks.info julie

    The stress was too much for him, in my opinion. I hope he recovers soon. A lot of people will be praying for him.

    I would have wanted to go to that concert if I had the chance because I used to be a big fan, well, I still am.

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  • http://www.rockersworld.com karla

    let’s just hope for the best for ely to be 100 percent A-okay 🙂

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  • http://thebackpackboy.com Jasper Jugan

    awww…

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  • http://blogpipiatbingi.com Blog, Pipi at Bingi

    Part 2, Part 2!

    What more can I say, I’m currently writing my Eraserheads Reunion Concert script for The BEAT, Mondays, QTV 11, 10pm… watch it guys!

    Blog, Pipi at Bingis last blog post..Ely Collapses at Eraserheads Reunion Concert!

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      goodie. Looking forward to that.

  • http://mysoulfulthoughts.blogspot.com/ Rach (Heart of Rachel)

    I hope that he will recover well after a good rest.

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  • http://geri.tabulas.com geri

    I was a big fan of the Eraserheads when I was in the Philippines and even watched them perform live a couple of times. I hope Ely is okay.

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  • http://quickline.blogspot.com Ami

    Getting them together (the band and the fans) was an accomplishment in itself.

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  • http://ode2old.blogspot.com annamanila

    My daughter attended that concert and when it was cut short, she texted me “bad trip, hindi natapos. Dinala daw sa ospital si Ely.” Then I remembered how so many iconic personalities have been cut down in their prime. I certainly hope this doesn’t have to happen to the head E-head. He has still a lot of beautiful music under his sleeves.

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  • rachel

    i am so happy to be part of the reunion concert ive been a avid fan of eraserheads since i was highschoo,l iam now working and married with 1baby girl but then im still an e-heads fanatic hope the reunion concert will repeated every year or month, i love all your songs even my husband love it so much you are so called “beatles of the philippines”.