NELSON Mandela's granddaughter dramatically collapsed on stage during a Rotary Club concert in Wrexham on Saturday.
Tandile Mandela was performing a piece on saxophone when she keeled over in front of 400 people at the William Aston Hall.
The 29-year-old was taken by ambulance to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where she was diagnosed as suffering exhaustion and was released the same night.
The evening had been a roaring success until her collapse and in the spirit of the event, the music continued after Tandile left for hospital.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela supports his granddaughter's work, which sees her touring the world raising money for the God's Golden Acre orphanage for children in and around Johannesburg whose parents have contracted or died of Aids.
Tandile travels with the Michaelhouse Big Band, which is made up of South African youths. They play a mix of modern and traditional African music with Tandile giving some solo performances on traditional instruments from her homeland.
She had completed all her traditional solos before she collapsed.
The Michaelhouse Big Band has been working to a frantic schedule touring the UK with their tour of England and Wales starting on June 25 and due to finish on Friday.
They are touring venues arranged by the Rotary Club throughout England and Wales and Saturday's concert was jointly arranged by three clubs, Wrexham, Wrexham Erddig and Wrexham Yale.
'There were no signs of illness until she collapsed,' said one audience member.
'She had put in a high energy performance and was playing the saxophone when she tumbled.'
The show raised more than £2,000 for the orphanage and Wrexham Erddig Rotary Club chairman Charles Sammonds said it was an event they would love to hold again.
'It was a lot of fun and very popular with the people of Wrexham,' said Charles.
'It's a great cause and we would be happy to host it again. We are also pleased Tandile is now fine and is continuing the tour.'