Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Sent to Hospital
By NBC News
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was taken to the hospital forcing the band to cancel its set in KROQ's Weenie Roast show in Irvine, California, officials from the venue confirmed Saturday night.
Miranda Galindo of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre confirmed the band's set was canceled and the lead singer was hospitalized, but had no further information.
The iconic Southern California band, behind such hits as "Under the Bridge," "Californication," and many others, formed in LA in 1983 with Kiedis at the helm.
The band was set to perform from 10 to 11 p.m. as apart of KROQ's show, which has a 20-year history in Southern California.
The show's lineup also included rock groups like Weezer, Cold War Kids, Garbage, Panic! At The Disco, and more.
KROQ confirmed that the band had to bow out from the show via Twitter.
It wasn't immediately clear why Kiedis was sent to the hospital.
The band addressed the crowd at the show, confirming the performance was canceled.
"Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now, and we're unable to play this evening," Michael Peter Balzary, better known as the band's bassist Flea, said.