On Thursday (September 23), Kings of Leon canceled two of their upcoming concerts, including an appearance scheduled for September 24 at the Ohana festival hosted by Eddie Vedder in California, due to a “medical crisis” involving the mother of three. from the members of the rock group.
BettyAnn Murphy, mother of Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill, drummer Nathan Followill and bassist Jared Followill, has fallen ill while touring the United States for the past two months. But she “took a bad turn” this week, forcing musicians to return home to see her “until the time came to say goodbye to her,” they explained. That meant Thursday’s concert in Mountain View, Calif., In addition to Friday’s one in Ohana, had to be dropped. The fate of their remaining dates – which are expected to continue until October – is currently unclear.
The band wrote: “Our mother, whom many of our fans know and love, has been facing a medical crisis for several weeks and although it has been difficult to take the stage every night, it is love and love. energy from you, our fans, it has helped us a lot. “
However, just before Kings of Leon’s performance at the Los Angeles Forum on Tuesday (September 21), the group “learned that she had taken a bad turn. A path we will never forget. Immediately after the show we have all returned home, where we will stay by her side until it is time to say goodbye. Our show tonight at the Shoreline Amphitheater and our appearance at the Ohana Festival this weekend are canceled but we I wanted to say thank you to all of our fans, to Eddie and the entire Pearl Jam family for their support. “
Kings of Leon – the three brothers and their cousin, guitarist Matthew Followill – were on the road to support their latest LP When you see yourself, which came into being in March. This is the group’s eighth studio effort following previous albums such as Mechanical bull (2013) and Only at night (2008).