Anthony Kiedis rushed to hospital with ‘extreme stomach pain’

Anthony Kiedis
Anthony Kiedis (Image credit: Getty)

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has been rushed to hospital in California.

The band had been due to headline the KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, on Saturday night – but were forced to cancel the performance after the singer was said to be suffering extreme stomach pain.

Bassist Flea broke the news to the sold-out 16,000 capacity crowd at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

AltPress report he told fans: “Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now and we’re unable to play for you this evening.

“We are devastated about it. We’re really sad, we love you so much. We live to rock. We live to fucking dig deep into the depths of our heart and rock. But unfortunately, there’s a medical thing that happened and he needed to deal with it.”

There’s no word on Kiedis’ condition, while the band’s next scheduled live date is on May 17 in California.

Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their 11th album The Getaway on June 17 and recently launched the single Dark Necessities.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers tour dates 2016

May 17: Burnbank iHeart Radio, CA
May 23: Columbus Rock On The Range, OH
May 29: Napa Valley BottleRock, CA
Jun 03-05: Nuremberg Rock im Park, Germany
Jun 03-05: Mendig Rock am Ring, Germany
Jun 10-12: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 10-12: Landgraaf Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands
Jun 30-Jul 03: Roskilde Festival, Netherlands
Jun 30-Jul 03: Gdynia Open’er Festival, Poland
Jul 02: Werchter Rock Werchter, Belgium
Jul 09: Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
Jul 10: Kinross T In The Park, UK
Jul 15: Ottawa Ontario At Bluesfest, ON
Jul 16: Quebec Festival d’ete de Quebec, QC
Jul 22: Jisan valley Rock Festival, South Korea
Jul 29: Osheaga Quebec At Osheaga, QC
Aug 25: Belfast Tennent’s Vital, UK
Aug 26: Reading Festival, UK
Aug 27: Leeds Festival, UK

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