Corpus Christi, TX – Longtime Eagle Pass resident -Tejano music artist Joey Garcia Jr. was rushed to a hospital last night after passing out during a concert in Corpus Christi, TX.
According to a post on social media Joey Garcia has high blood pressure and while being transported on the band’s vehicle to the hospital the pressure was read, coming back high.
Los Garcia Bros band offered an apology on social media for the occurrence:
” On behalf of the band of Los Garcia Bros we want to apologize for the show at Club Rio. We didn’t notice or pay attention to our brother Joey as he was complaining earlier about allergies but we didn’t think anything of it. We know he has high blood pressure and when he passed out on stage his blood pressure was elevated. I took his pressure in the van and it was elevated. He had also complained of shortness of breath. We as his brothers in music decided to bring him to Christus Spaun Hospital to have him checked out. Once again, our apologies to the fans that went to see us at Club Rio. “
Hundreds of fans are responding with prayers for his recovery, the Eagle Pass community as a whole is worried for the health of the beloved local singer.
The Tejano music community severely suffered the loss of one of Joey’s brother, Santiago “Jimmy” Garcia back in 2002 when he passed away on a deadly wreck near La Pryor, Texas.
Since the sudden death of his brother, Joey Garcia Jr. has continued making the Garcia Brother’s name a legacy in honor of Jimmy.