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Brian Setzer hospitalized, released on the way to L.A. gigs this weekend

December 15, 2009 |  2:23 pm

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Rocker Brian Setzer was hospitalized briefly after cutting a show short Monday night in Albuquerque, N.M., because he was feeling ill. Doctors attributed it to a combination of Albuquerque’s altitude — the city’s elevation is about 5,300 feet — vertigo and dehydration. He had played for less than 30 minutes when he decided he couldn’t continue.

Setzer, 50, was released and said to be fully recovered and planning to resume the tour with a show tonight in Phoenix on his way to his L.A. performances Friday and Saturday at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

--Randy Lewis

Photo: Brian Setzer in Los Angeles in 2007. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times