Opera Chic wrote in a post last year:
And by the way, Gustavo's back hurts when he's overworked. And he's almost always overworked. Let him rest a little, between microsites.
The Orange County Register's Tim Mangan reports that Gustavo Dudamel pulled a muscle last night during a concert in L.A.:
Gustavo Dudamel had pulled a muscle in his neck while conducting Dvorak’s Cello Concerto on the first half of the concert, and would be unable to continue on the second half. This with the tour coming up. Associate conductor Lionel Bringuier, 23 years old, stepped in to conduct Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” Symphony, as they say, on short notice.
UPDATE: A Philharmonic press release stated that Dudamel injured his neck during the third movement of the Dvorak Cello Concerto. “We hope to have Dudamel back tomorrow,” it added. Friday’s concert is at 11 a.m.
Get well soon Dudi -- and try to rest more.