Bay City Rollers’ legend Alan Longmuir has been rushed to hospital after falling seriously ill while on holiday in Mexico, reports the Edinburgh Evening News.
The 69-year-old guitarist, who enjoyed worldwide success with the Rollers in the 1970s, was rushed to hospital and is reportedly receiving specialist care at the Galenia Hospital in Mexico.
Longmuir was on holiday in Mexico with his wife Eileen.
A message shared on the Bay City Rollers Pen Pal Reunion Facebook page urged fans to pray for Longmuir.
The message reads: “Posted with permission of Alan and Eileen Longmuir.
“Unfortunately we need to inform all our friends that Alan has been taken seriously Ill whilst holidaying in Mexico. “He has been admitted to hospital and is currently receiving Specialist Care for a virus that is attacking his vital organs.
“He is extremely unwell at the moment but has improved slightly since treatment has commenced. Eileen is with him and has been beside him throughout this awful situation.
“We know you will all want to send loving, caring and healing thoughts to Alan as we understand how much you care for him. Please keep both Alan and Eileen in your hearts and prayers over the next few days.” Well-wishers have shared kind messages in support of Longmuir on social media platforms.”
The Bay City Rollers became one of the most successful groups of all time after they burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, selling an estimated 70 million records.
The reformed band – featuring Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood – triggered a new wave of Rollermania a couple of years ago when they announced a string of comeback gigs before releasing a brand new album and going on to be honoured with a Living Legends award at Scotland’s music industry Oscars.