Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis was rushed to hospital on Saturday as the band prepared to perform at KROQ Los Angeles’ WeenieRoast in Irvine, CA.
According to a rep for the station, Kiedis was taken from the venue in an ambulance suffering from extreme stomach pain which as later confirmed as an intestinal flu.
"Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now and we're unable to play this evening,” bassist Flea told the crowd. “We are devastated about it. We're really sad. We love you so much. We live to rock. We live to f-ing dig deep into the depths of our hearts and rock. But unfortunately there's a medical thing that happened and he needed to deal with it."
“No one's more disappointed than us that we couldn't perform tonight,” tweeted drummer Chad Smith. “Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.”
As Kiedis recovers, the Peppers have been forced to postpone their upcoming concert for iHeart Radio on May 17.
“The band would like to extend their gratitude to the fans for the outpouring of well wishes,” posted the group. “Anthony is expected to make a full recovery soon.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently premiered the track “Dark Necessities” as the lead single from their forthcoming album “The Getaway.”
Due June 17, the band’s 11th studio release was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
The follow-up to 2011’s “I’m In You” marks the Los Angeles group’s first record in five years.
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