Rapper Tone Loc didn’t want to be hospitalized after collapsing on stage during a weekend performance in Iowa.
Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapsed after finishing a song during a Saturday night concert on a downtown Des Moines bridge.
The concert ended abruptly while the 47-year-old was treated. Three employees of the Des Moines Register who were at the show said several minutes after Loc collapsed, fans were asked to leave.
Police Sgt. Steve Woody told the newspaper that paramedics responded after Loc collapsed, but he refused to be taken to a hospital.
NBC is making the most of its returning hit series The Voice.
The network said Monday the show will double to two hours April 30 and May 7 to showcase pivotal rounds in the singing competition.
The Voice begins its new season at 8 p.m. on Monday with another two-hour episode. NBC, struggling in the ratings, is counting on the show to provide a boost.
Returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined by newcomers Usher and Shakira.
Royal baby talk
The Duchess of Cambridge said Sunday that she doesn’t know the sex of her first child – but she hopes it’s a boy.
Her husband Prince William, however, would prefer a girl.
The former Kate Middleton, who is five months pregnant, made the revelation to a soldier at a St. Patrick’s Day ceremony honoring the Irish Guards.
I asked her do you know if it’s a girl or boy?’ and she said not yet,’ said Guardsman Lee Wheeler.
She said I’d like to have a boy, and William would like a girl.’
Wheeler said the duchess told him the couple had not settled on names for the baby, who will be third in line to the British throne.
The top five movies from the weekend box office:
1. Oz the Great and Powerful, $41.3 million
2. The Call, $17.1 million
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, $10.1 million
4. Jack the Giant Slayer, $6.3 million
5. Identity Thief, $4.4 million
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Renee Taylor is 80. Actress Phyllis Newman is 80. Actress Ursula Andress is 77. Singer Clarence Frogman Henry is 76. Singer Ruth Pointer is 67. Actress Glenn Close is 66. Actor Bruce Willis is 58.