Al Di Meola in stable condition after suffering heart attack on stage

Al Di Meola playing acoustic guitar on stage in 2019
(Image credit: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Al Di Meola was admitted to an emergency hospital on Wednesday evening (September 27) after suffering a heart attack onstage during a performance in Bucharest, Romania.

As per a statement from a hospital spokesperson, the acoustic guitar and electric guitar virtuoso is currently in a stable condition, and is being treated in Bagdasar-Arseni hospital for segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.