"Anthony is expected to make a full recovery soon," according
to the notice posted on redhotchilipeppers.com, which thanked
fans for their support and said the band would also cancel a
concert scheduled for May 17.
Los Angeles radio station KROQ, which sponsors an annual event
called Weenie Roast at which the band had been slated to appear
Saturday night, announced the cancellation of the Irvine
appearance on Twitter.
"Unfortunately due to illness the @ChiliPeppers were forced to
cancel their set tonight at #WeenieRoast," the station said in
Officials at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre confirmed the
band's performance had been canceled and that Kiedis had been
hospitalized but gave no further details, media reports said.
Billboard magazine reported that Kiedis was taken from the venue
in an ambulance suffering from extreme stomach pain, citing a
The band's website said the cause was complications from
intestinal flu on Saturday evening.
"No one's more disappointed than us that we couldn't perform
tonight. Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother
Anthony," Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith said on Twitter.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, won
six Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 2012.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud and Sharon Bernstein; Editing by
Jason Neely and Chris Reese)
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