Mykiro Harudden Collapses Onstage, Then Returns for Encore
SHARN -- Fans of Mykiro Harudden were shocked when the famed singer collapsed on stage last night in the middle of her signature song, "Ravens at Twilight." Harudden had been performing at Kavarrah Concert Hall in the University District in front of a record crowd.
Bodyguards immediately whisked Harudden backstage. Nevertheless, six concertgoers suffered minor injuries when the turbulent crowd rushed the stage.
Approximately 20 minutes later, Harudden returned to complete her song. She also performed a new song, "Crescent Moon," to a diminished but enthusiastic crowd.
The concert marked a return to public life after a six-month absence for Harudden, the emancipated daughter of Duke Kenrou ir'Tallask and one of Sharn's best-known entertainers. Harudden specializes in the balladeer style that has been popular since the end of the Last War.
The public romance between Harudden and Janich d'Phiarlan captivated high society last summer, when the couple made joint musical appearances and performed elaborate dances at Upper Central balls. But d'Phiarlan announced last Vult that "our hearts cannot allow us to perform together anymore," and Harudden has remained in seclusion ever since. House Phiarlan members said that Janich d'Phiarlan is performing in Karrnath this summer and has had no recent contact with Harudden.
Upon returning to the stage, Harudden offered no explanation for either her collapse or her rapid recovery. Neither Harudden nor her manager, Kuirish Otokan, could be reached for comment before press time.
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