Kings of Leon Cancel Tour, Caleb Followill Deals with "Sicknesses"

Entertainment Aug. 1, 2011 AT 3:58PM
Kings of Leon Cancel Tour, Caleb Followill Deals with "Sicknesses" Credit: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic

The music has stopped for the Kings of Leon.

The popular band have cancelled their entire U.S. tour, they said in a Monday statement: "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...The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band's international tour schedule."

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The band's Friday concert in Dallas, Texas ended prematurely and disastrously as lead singer Caleb Followill told fans: "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."

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Rolling Stone reports that the singer never returned to the stage, but bassist (and Caleb's brother) Jared Followill apologized to the crowd. "Caleb's just a little unfit to play the rest of the show...We love you guys so much, but I know you guys fucking hate us. I'm so sorry. It's really not our fault, it's Caleb. He can't play the rest of the show. We will be back as soon as possible."

Although the official statement cites vocal issues and exhaustion, Jared's Tweets after the Friday show suggested deeper struggles.

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"Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am," he wrote Saturday. "There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words."

He added: "I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."

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