Chilis call off gig as singer Anthony Kiedis taken to hospital with mystery illness

Singer Anthony Kiedis has been taken to hospital, forcing his band the Red Hot Chili Peppers to cancel a gig at the last minute. It is not known why Kiedis needed medical treatment but the hospital visit seems to have been an unexpected emergency. The band had been gearing up to headline a gig at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in California when the remaining band members went on stage to tell the crowd. A video of the announcement shows bass player Flea telling the audience: “Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now and we’re unable to play this evening. We are devastated about it, we’re really sad - we love you so much. We live to rock.”

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

According to the Chili Peppers’ website, they are next scheduled to play an intimate gig at the iHeartRadio Theater in California on Tuesday. The performance was only announced earlier this week. The band also announced on Thursday the addition of another 13 dates to the European leg of their tour in September and October. They have released a new single earlier this month and have a new album, The Getaway, due out on 17 June.