Anthony Kiedis, frontman for well-reknowned funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers, was rushed to the hospital yesterday (May 15th 2016) shortly before the band were scheduled to headline the KROQ Weenie Roast Festival in Irvine, California.
Whilst Kiedes was en route to the hospital to undergo treatment, suffering from what is said to be extreme stomach pain, bassist and RHCP co-founder Flea made the following announcement from the stage regarding his band mate’s condition:
“Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now and we’re unable to play for you this evening. We are devastated about it. We’re really sad, we love you so much. We live to rock. We live to fucking dig deep into the depths of our heart and rock. But unfortunately, there’s a medical thing that happened and he needed to deal with it.”
Drummer Chad Smith also tweeted later in the day regarding Kiedes condition, which read, “NO one’s more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform tonight. Sending love and a speedy recover to my brother Anthony.”
At the time of writing, Kiedes is believed to still be recovering in the hospital with what is said to be “complications from the intestinal flu”, a spokesman for the band has said.
We here at DEAD PRESS! wish Anthony Kiedes and swift and speedy recovery.
The band’s forthcoming eleventh studio full-length, ‘The Getaway’, is set to see a release on June 17th 2016 through Warner Bros. Records.