Tom Petty Suffered Cardiac Arrest | Here’s What We Know So Far
Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after being found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest in his Malibu home, TMZ reported Monday. Life-saving personnel were able to get a pulse, and the singer was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support.
Though his current condition is unknown, he was in critical condition when found, reports say. TMZ updated its report Monday to say life support was discontinued after it was concluded the singer was lacking brain activity, although there has been no official confirmation.
The personal appearances manage for the 66-year-old singer said there was “no comment at this time,” Fox News reported.
A week ago, Petty concluded a concert tour which had kicked off in April. The star, when interviewed by Rolling Stone, said this tour would likely be his large-scale one. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say this might be the last big [tour],” he said. “We’re all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid that’s a lot of time.”
Petty first became famous in the 1970s as part of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Over a several-decade span the band released a number of hits, such as “American Girl,” “Refugee,” and “Free Fallin’.” Petty was also a member of the group Traveling Wilburys in the late 1980s along with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne.