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      Ramon Ayala back home recovering after falling ill during show

      Norteo superstar Ramon Ayala is back at home recovering after falling ill during a performance at Brownsville's Sombrero Festival on Thursday night.

      Paramedics rushed the award-winning singer to the emergency room of the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville.

      Ayala's manager Roman Pedraza told Action 4 News that the singer spent a "few moments" in the hospital but was released.

      Pedraza said Ayala had a cold and overexerted himself.

      Ayala is back at his home in Hidalgo were he is resting and recovering.

      The Norteo singer was scheduled to perform to this weekend in Chicago but Pedraza said the shows will have to be postponed due to doctor's orders to rest for one week.

      Pedraza said the doctor's order should not affect a performance scheduled at Hidalgo's BorderFest on Sunday, March 6th.

      Sombrero Festival

      Ayala took the stage and started performing around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

      The Norteo star sang his old classics such as "Tragos Amargos" for a crowd of hundreds of people.

      The Hidalgo-based performer did not speak during the show but a band member told the crowd told that Ayala felt sick earlier in the day.

      The band member announced that Ayala had a repiratory problem and even went to see a doctor.

      The same band member said Ayala didn't want to disappoint his fans and decided to continue with the performance.

      "He didn't want to cancel the show," Pedraza said. "That's the type of professional he is."

      Show Goes On

      A couple songs after the announcment, Ayala took a break and had to sit down while another accordion player stepped in and another bandmate sang his songs for him.

      Ayala was seen being treated by members of the Red Cross in an area behind the drum set.

      The show continued with Ayala's group Bravos del Norte singing his songs while an ambulance and a Brownsville Fire-Rescue truck arrived at the scene.

      Paramedics were leaving the stage area with someone on a stretcher into an ambulance.

      Security guards prevented the stretcher from being filmed while paramedics loaded it in the ambulance.

      Fans left the festival around midnight.

      Health Issues

      The Brownsville incident follows reported health issues for Ayala had in late December 2009.

      Ayala was arrested after performing at a Beltran-Leyva Drug Cartel party in Mexico.

      Mexican authorities let Ayala out of jail for medical reasons.

      Ayala was later cleared of wrongdoing and has since performed at BorderFest and other events in the Rio Grande Valley.

      Pedraza stressed that Ayala just had a common cold and did not have any other health problem.

      Ramon Ayala Press Release

      A quien corresponda Ante el incidente que viv referente a mi estado de salud, la noche del 24 de febrero del ao en curso durante una presentacin en las fiestas del Sombrero Festival en Brownsville, Texas.

      Les comento a mis seguidores y a los medios de comunicacin que todo se debi a una infeccin viral que el doctor me diagnostic previamente.

      Se me recomend reposo absoluto para el restablecimiento total de mi salud, pero en el cumplimiento de mi alto sentido profesional, no quise cancelar el compromiso contrado con anterioridad y decid presentarme por respeto al pblico que esa noche esperaba mi presentacin.

      Ante las limitaciones naturales del cuerpo humano, no pude concluir mi actuacin y me vi obligado a bajar del escenario.

      Fui llevado al hospital solamente para confirmar que no hubiera mayores complicaciones con mi salud.

      Al corroborar que no haba ninguna gravedad, me traslad por mi propio pie a mi casa para cumplir con el reposo requerido por el doctor.

      Las presentaciones de este fin de semana en la ciudad de Chicago Illinois, sern cambiadas para fechas posteriores, que se anunciarn con anticipacin.

      El prximo fin de semana retomar mi agenda de trabajo con toda normalidad.

      Agradezco al pblico su comprensin y cario que me tienen, pues la gente sabe que toda mi vida la he dedicado a darles lo mejor de mi y mi msica.

      Muchas gracias por su apoyo, los amo de todo corazn y que Dios los bendiga hoy y siempre.

      Atte. Ramn Ayalay sus Bravos del Norte02/25/2011

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