Rock band KISS have had to postpone future performances, including one in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend, after Gene Simmons was forced to pull out due to a medical emergency – throwing their future tour dates into doubt.
Taking to social media on Saturday, ahead of the show which is part of their End of the Road world tour, the 70-year-old singer wrote: “Apologies to the fans in Salt Lake City. We will come back and do the show at a later date. The truth is, I have to fly to LA to do a medical procedure.”
Simmons assured fans that the medical procedure was “nothing serious”, adding: “But it must be taken care of now. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well.” As a result of Simmons’ medical procedure, shows that were scheduled for September 16 in Oakland, California and September 10 in Los Angeles were also postponed.
Apologies to the fans in Salt Lake City. We will come back and do the show at a later date. The truth is, I have to fly to LA to do a medical procedure. Nothing serious. But it must be taken care of now. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well. 😊
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) September 13, 2019
Many fans took to social media to wish the rock legend a speedy recovery, with one writing: “Oh no! Pray all goes well!”
Another wrote: “Hope the medical procedure is nothing serious.” While a third wrote: “I hope you’re ok. Your health is more important. Take care!”
Meanwhile, earlier this week the singer uploaded an image with his beloved dog from his recovery bed, with the caption: “My constant companion..and guard dog. All 1 and 1/2 pounds of her.”
Many fans were happy to see Simmons was already on the mend, with one writing: “Hope the medical procedure went well, Gene!” Another added: “Hey!!! Happy to see a tweet from you! You’ve been on my mind… continue to rest and get better quick, miss you!”
My constant companion..and guard dog. All 1 and 1/2 pounds of her. pic.twitter.com/YN1XC0ozIV
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) September 15, 2019
Meanwhile, the band’s website has since been updated to reflect the new dates for the postponed shows. The Oakland show has been rescheduled for March 6, 2020, and the concert in Los Angeles will now take place on March 4 of next year.
The famous rock band – which was formed in 1973 and currently consists of Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer – announced last year on an episode of America’s Got Talent that End of the Road tour will be their final tour after four decades.
“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” KISS said at the time, according to People.
“This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t.”