Joe was often referred to as a rising star in the business, but he was used to the hard work and determination required to keep that status. One of the requirements was to take the advice of his mentor and any deal his agent offered. This night was one of those obligations.
It was the Night of Peace concert to raise funds supporting victims of the latest disaster, an earthquake in Mexico. His words came easily in the song he composed for the night. He was almost ready to go on stage when his stomach lurched. He had a sudden flashback of the food displayed in the green room. Joe barely made it to the waiting area restroom.
Joe’s performance was cancelled, much chagrined by his impatient agent. Joe’s mentor, also present, took him to the ER to find he had food poisoning. Joe’s fans were disappointed but understood.