A health scare forced Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis to head to the hospital over the weekend and cancel the band’s scheduled performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast last Saturday night (May 14). The 53-year-old frontman was battling an intestinal flu, but RHCP drummer Chad Smith tells Radio X that Kiedis is thankfully “on the mend.”
"His stomach was killing him [and] it was really scary," says Smith. "So we went directly to the hospital and we were really upset we couldn't play for the fans, but also more worried about him.”
Fortunately, Kiedis will be well enough to lead Red Hot Chili Peppers at their Rock On The Range performance in Columbus, Ohio on Monday (May 23). Smith continued, “"I know everyone's freaked out when they hear about another musician going into the hospital. It's been such a rough year. He's a very strong man and he"ll be back better than ever."
Red Hot Chili Peppers will their new album The Getaway on June 17. Check out lead single “Dark Necessities” below: