Kings of Leon cut their show short in Dallas, Texas, on Friday night, with band members explaining that singer Caleb Followill was “unfit” to finish the show.
Midway through the performance, Followill told fans, “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 soon left the stage, saying, “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.” But the band never returned.
“Caleb’s just a little unfit to maybe play the rest of the show,” bassist Jared Followill told the crowd. “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.”
A statement released on Saturday by a spokesperson for the band claimed that Followill “suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration during last night’s Dallas performance, causing his vocal chords to seize,” and noted that Kings of Leon had rescheduled their Saturday night gig in Houston. (The band was not available for comment at press time.)
But other band members seemed to tell a different story. “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am,” Jared wrote on Twitter. “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed.” He added: “I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”
You can watch Caleb stage and judge for yourself below:
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