Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized before a show in Irvine, California
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, 53, has been hospitalized. The news comes from members of the band at what was supposed to be a Chili Peppers performance last night (May 14).
Kiedis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were slated to perform at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California. It was part of Los Angeles radio station KROQ’s Weenie Roast.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea walked on stage and told the crowd the band would not be performing.
“Anthony (Kiedis) is on his way to the hospital right now,” Flea said according to video footage posted on various social media accounts. “We are devastated about it. We live to rock … but unfortunately there’s a medical thing that happened and he needed to deal with it.”
Drummer Chad Smith tweeted out his apologies following the show, saying, “No one’s more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform tonight. Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.”
The Peppers’ next scheduled show is May 17 at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California. The band hasn’t issued a statement yet on whether that show is still on or regarding Kiedis’ health. The band has commented, however, that Kiedis was suffering from extreme stomach pain.
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