During some dialogue back and forth, Campbell missed a line. But it wasn’t just a memory slip, Baez says — “it just came out all gibberish and his body just turned to rubber right there in front of everybody.”
Thinking his partner was temporarily lightheaded, Baez improvised, setting Campbell in a chair and saying something like, “Why don’t you sit this song out?” But things got worse.
He’d suffered a stroke. In a matter of seconds Baez had carried him offstage, with the show’s drummer Nick Oyler — who is a registered nurse — jumping to Campbell’s aid. He was rushed to the hospital.
A benefit concert has been organized by members of the local theater community, as well as some of Campbell’s students from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School where he teaches.
Richmond Triangle Players and Virginia Pride have united to bring one of the country’s most acclaimed comedian/monologists (and one fierce drag queen!) to Richmond when Miss Coco Peru takes the RTP stage on Thursday and Friday, March 30 & 31 at 8 pm in A Gentle Reminder: Coco’s Guide to a Somewhat Happy Life. Ever since becoming a YouTube sensation Coco Peru has been inundated with emails from people of all [...]