Moby: Shock Rocker

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We don't know about you, but not only were we upset that Moby suffered an electric shock that knocked him off his feet during a show in Amsterdam, but that onlookers thought it was part of the show. Any card-carrying Moby fan knows that the descendant of Herman Melville has absolutely no sense of humor and wouldn't feign falling down.

It's particularly excruciating to watch a bevy of photographers clicking off photos of the prone musician. The upshot, after being unconscious for about 15 seconds, he got up and continued the show with a towel draped over his neck. Here's what the diminutive musician had to say to reassure fans on his website:

"Yes, I was mildly electrocuted during an acoustic show at the Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam. But I'm feeling a-ok now. Maybe I even had some accidental electro shock therapy. Thanks for your concern."

He later tweeted: "Thanks for coming to the acoustic show. I apologize for being electrocuted. Damn. Being electrocuted in the neck kind of hurts. Ah well, feeling much better. Glad it wasn't worse. God bless Tesla." He didn't mean the band.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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