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"1-Yes, I was mildly electrocuted during an acoustic show at the reflex gallery in Amsterdam," Moby wrote in a June 1 post on his site. "But I'm feeling a-ok now. Maybe I even had some accidental electro shock therapy. Thanks for your concern."
Media outlet AT5 captured the incident on video. Moby can be seen on top of a cabinet with a female vocalist before he begins rubbing his neck. Once he jumps down and hands an assistant his acoustic guitar he collapses to the ground and is motionless. "This isn't a joke by the way," the assistant can be heard saying as the singer still is on the ground. Seconds later he comes to and is helped up.
More information regarding the incident was revealed in a series of tweets from May 31.
"Thanks for coming to the acoustic show," Moby wrote. "I apologize for being electrocuted."
"Damn. Being electrocuted in the neck kind of hurts," he added shortly after in another tweet. "Ah well, feeling much better. Glad it wasn't worse. God bless tesla." (Obviously, Moby means he was shocked, not that the electricity literally killed him, the true definition of "electrocuted.")
The musician was in the city supporting his new album, 'Destroyed,' and corresponding photographic exhibition, which is being staged in select European and North American cities. The exhibition coincides with the release of his photography book also called 'Destroyed.'
A 13-minute YouTube clip of the performance doesn't include the actual incident but shows Moby, a female vocalist and a violinist playing 'Why Does My Hear Feel So Bad?' and 'We Are All Made of Stars' before covering Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' in front of a small, attentive audience.
Moby is currently touring Europe and will be on there for most of the summer. Amusingly, his lone North American date is Sept 2 at New York City's Electric Zoo festival.