Kings Of Leon nix another US gig as Jared Followill admits: 'We've got big problems'

Caleb Followill is suffering from 'heat exhaustion' following Dallas abandonment last night (July 29)

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Kings Of Leon have cancelled a gig in Houston tonight (July 30), leading bassist Jared Followill to admit that the band are dealing with some "big" problems.

The Tennessee rockers were due to play at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion as part of their current US tour, but pulled out following last night's (29) abandonment of a show in Dallas.

A statement on the venue's website said that singer Caleb Followill is suffering from "heat exhaustion and dehydration".

However, writing on his Twitter page shortly after, bassist Jared Followill appeared to mock his brother and revealed the band were dealing with internal issues.

He wrote:
I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.

Caleb walked offstage at the Gexa Energy Pavilion last night (29) after complaining of vocal problems. He told fans he was heading backstage to vomit and grab another beer, promising to return for three more songs which ultimately failed to materialise.

Jared took to the stage to apologise for the no show and said Caleb was "a little unfit" to carry on with the gig. "Fucking hate Caleb, not us," he told the jeering crowd.

The bassist later tweeted that there were "internal sicknesses and problems" in the band.

Tonight's gig has been rescheduled for September 22. There has been no word from the band on whether Caleb's illness will affect any other dates on the US tour, with gigs in Tampa, West Palm Beach, Charlotte and Virginia Beach lined up next week.

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