April 18, 2016


KISS Founder Ace Frehley Hospitalized, Cancels Show

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Chris McKay/Getty Images

Here's some not-so-great news to start off your week: original KISS member and all-around badass Ace Frehley has been hospitalized. 

The rock icon was rushed to a hospital immediately following a gig in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. on Saturday, April 16. He ended up canceling his performance the following night, slated to take place in Poughkeepsie, NY. According to a statement, Frehley's symptoms were listed as exhaustion and dehydration, which is some pretty scary stuff when you think about his old-school partying days.

The following note was posted on Frehley's official Facebook page:

"Poughkeepsie, NY Concert Tonight Cancelled

Ace Frehley was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following his show last night at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. After extensive testing, it was determined that Ace’s symptoms were due to exhaustion and dehydration.

In consultation with his doctors, Ace, who aside from the exhaustion and dehydration has been given a clean bill of health, has reluctantly agreed to cancel tonight’s sold out show at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. The venue is working to reschedule the date in late September and expects to announce an exact date later this week.

In the meantime, ticket buyers for tonight’s show can use their tickets for the rescheduled date in September or return them at the point of purchase for a full refund. AceFrehley.com VIP Experience and Guitar Signature packages purchasers will be contacted by AceFrehley.com and can either obtain a full refund or use their packages on the rescheduled date.

Once released from the hospital, Ace will be heading home to Southern California to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery."

Here's hoping he feels better soon. For now, watch our recent interview with Frehley, where he details his latest solo album, Origins Vol. 1, below.