Much to the disappointment of the band, Kings of Leon has announced today that they will have to cancel the entire rest of their U.S. tour due to lead singer Caleb Followill‘s health issues.
“We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion,” a rep for the band tells TMZ. “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break.”
But it gets worse.
“Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule,” the statement continues.
Tickets will be refunded, however, and the band will reportedly continue its tour on Sept. 28 in Canada.
The cancellation comes after the band had to cut a show short in Dallas over the weekend after Caleb told the audience, ““For the record, I’m not drunk, I’m just f—in’ hot…I’m about to fall down here because I’m so f–in’ hot.” He later added, “I’m gonna go backstage and I’m gonna vomit, I’m gonna drink a beer and I’m gonna come back out and play three more songs.”
Unfortunately, Caleb never made it back onto the stage and the band had to announce the bad news to their fans.
“Caleb’s just a little unfit to maybe play the rest of the show,” bassist Jared Followill said. “We’re really really sorry guys…I know you guys f–ing hate us… It’s really not our fault, it’s Caleb. He can’t play the rest of the show.”
And since the incident, Jared and Nathan Followill have been very vocal on Twitter about how upset they are.
“I love our fans so much,” Jared Tweeted after the Dallas show. “I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”
“Not so good morning 4 me today. Ashamed & embarrassed by last nights fiasco,” Nathan Tweeted. “Can’t apologize enough, utterly gutted. A million I’m sorry’s.”
Today, in regards to the entire tour being canceled,” Jared wrote, “Utterly depressed. It’s completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I’d be there.”
We hope Caleb gets the rest he needs. Do you think “vocal issues” and “exhaustion” are to blame?
Watch the band apologize to the Dallas crowd for Caleb being “unfit” to continue the show in a fan’s YouTube video, below.