07/09/2008 AT 07:45 AM EDT
When Ontario Provincial Police pulled over a driver "wearing a little silk scarf and flashy clothing," they didn't know he was Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth.
But they did know that the man – who they had stopped for speeding – was in the midst of a medical emergency. Roth, 53, was taken to a local hospital, where we was treated for a severe allergic reaction to nuts, reported the Toronto Sun
Van Halen played in Quebec City on July 3 as part of the city's 400th anniversary celebration, according to local media reports.