Skip to comments.Bay City Rollers legend Alan Longmuir fights for life in Mexican hospital
Posted on 06/08/2018 2:25:42 PM PDT by Red Badger
Bay City Rollers legend Alan Longmuir fights for life in Mexican hospital after contracting deadly virus on Cancun holiday
The 69-year-old was on holiday in the country with his wife Eileen when he took ill and was taken to the Galenia Hospital
BAY City Rollers legend Alan Longmuir has been rushed to hospital after falling seriously ill while on holiday.
The guitarist is reportedly receiving specialist care at the Galenia Hospital in Cancun, Mexico.
Longmuir, 69, had been enjoying a sunshine break with his wife Eileen before taking ill.
A message shared on Facebook page Bay City Rollers Pen Pal Reunion urged fans to pray for Alan.
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.
It continues: 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.
Fans joined in the well-wishing and left comments below.
Wendy Wessell said: Sending healing prayers to Alan. May your road to recovery be quick and bring you back to full health.
Maureen Laidlaw said: My thoughts are with Alan and Eileen hope you make a good recovery Alan.
Jane France said: Sending big hugs please get well soon. Love from Australia.
Sheila Norris said: Hope things improve soon and you both can get home. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alan Longmuir has taken ill on holiday
If he’s in a Mexican hospital then he doesn’t have long to live.
Get out of there, dude, and get to the USA.
Are they sure he wasn’t poisoned? It’s happened to many tourists in Cancun.
“Bay City Rollers legend”
Ok, let’s not get carried away here.
Isn’t he right up there with Mick and Keith?............
If you’ve been told once, you’ve been told a thousand times, don’t drink the water!
So if the thugs don’t get you, the food and water will (and the hospitals if you get ill). And Cancun is one of the few places in Mexico that is still considered a ‘tourist’ destination....
Addressing him as a “legend” is a bit of a stretch.
The Bay City Rollers were a one-hit-wonder of dubious talent.
I wish him a speedy recovery just the same.
Amen. They will gouge you 5k a day for no treatment and hold you hostage until you pay in cash!
Yeah, that one caught me off guard.
Back in the day Mexico was my FAVORITE place to vacation. Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cozumel, Playa De Carmen, Los Cabos, Tulum...and in the early 80’s I lived 2 minutes from Tijuana in Imperial Beach, CA.
I will NEVER set foot in that country, again.
Prayers up for a Bay City Roller. A parody of a band before the word ‘parody’ was coined. ;)
BUT those of us of a ‘certain age’ had their album, cassette or 8-Track for sure! ;)
Source is a Scottish site, not US. The Rollers are from Scotland.
Howard Cosell was convinced they’d be the next Beatles.
Prayers for him.
I grew up in Bay City, Mi.
Went to City Hall to see the group receive the key to the city when I was like 13.
On the way back to the west side my friend’s sister was driving and we pulled up next to their limo not knowing or caring who it was.
They rolled down the back window, smiled and waved before the cop escort slowed in front of us pushing us back.
Most embarrassing moment ever. I was in my first rock band at 13 and all that mattered to me then was Rush and Yes.
S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. Night! (head shake)
I remember watching roller derby on TV, but I thought it was the Bay City Bombers.
Cancun is one of the few places in Mexico that is still considered a tourist destination....
They’re trying to change that.
Just ask Steve McQueen...
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