The Red Hot Chili Peppers have canceled a second show after frontman/lead singer Anthony Kiedis was rushed to the hospital due to intestinal flu.
The rock legends were slated to headline the annual Weenie Roast concert on Saturday (May 14th). But due to Kiedis falling ill, the band had no choice, but to cancel their slot. Bassist Michael Peter Balzary (better known as Flea) took to the stage at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and apologized on behalf of the band. He went on to tell the 16,000-capacity crowd how “devastated” and “sad” they were.
On Sunday (May 15th), the band explained in a statement that Kiedis had been hospitalized for “complications from the intestinal flu” and was “expected to make a full recovery soon”.
Despite the assurance that Kiedis would make a total recuperation, the band canceled their next show which was scheduled for Tuesday (May 17th) in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA.
TRHCP are set to release “The Getaway” on June 17th marking it their first album in five years.