RHCP'S Anthony Kiedis Hospitalized
The singer was at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre when he began experiencing "extreme stomach pain," a KROQ rep told Billboard. Kiedis was then transported from the venue to a nearby hospital.
"No one's more disappointed than us that we couldn't perform tonight. Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony," drummer Chad Smith tweeted late Saturday after the Chili Peppers nixed their gig.
NO one's more disappointed than us that we couldn't perform tonight. Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) May 15, 2016
Once Kiedis was taken to the hospital, Smith, Flea and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer came onstage at the event to explain to the crowd that they would not be performing as planned. Below.
"Unfortunately due to illness the @ChiliPeppers were forced to cancel their set tonight at #WeenieRoast," KROQ tweeted at 10:30 p.m. PST, 30 minutes after the Red Hot Chili Peppers were scheduled to take the stage at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
Last Update: Red Hot Chili Peppers have issued a statement detailing Kiedis' condition and confirming their May 17th concert in Burbank has been postponed. "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," the band wrote Sunday. "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."