After a pretty frightening weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans can take a huge sigh of relief.
The band’s lead singer Anthony Kiedis was rushed to the hospital over the weekend with stomach problems. The results of the hospital’s tests show the singer was suffering from intestinal flu and should make a full recovery.
Kiedis, the 53-year-old, reported “extreme stomach pain”, which eventually led to the Chili’s having to cancel the band’s May 14th headline spot at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in California.
The Chili Peppers website announced that the band will also have to cancel its appearance for iHeart Radio today (May 17th) whilst Kiedis recovers.
Red Hot Chili Peppers released the following statement:
[x_blockquote cite=”Red Hot Chilli Peppers” type=”center”]“Due to Anthony Kiedis’ hospitalization from complications from the intestinal flu on Saturday evening, the Red Hot Chili Peppers regretfully must postpone their upcoming concert for iHeart Radio on May 17th. They would like to extend their gratitude to the fans for the outpouring of well wishes. Anthony is expected to make a full recovery soon.”[/x_blockquote]
Whilst we wish Anthony a full recovery, this has obviously put a dent in The Chili Peppers’ touring schedule. From 2011 to June of 2014 the Chili’s played 158 shows. This was the band’s longest run in its career.
As for when the band will return to action, fans will be hoping the Chili’s will be up and running before the scheduled next tour stop on May 23rd in Columbus, Ohio.