Kaiser Chiefs man hospitalised in Brazil

Peanut unable to make Los Angeles show tomorrow (November 11)

Kaiser Chiefs keyboard player Peanut has been hospitalised in Brazil, having come down with a bout of appendicitis in Sao Paulo.

Peanut had his appendix removed on Thursday (November 6), and has been ordered to recuperate in Brazil for a few more days before travelling on a plane.

With commitments to meet in Los Angeles, including a show at the Henry Fonda Theatre and an appearance on the ‘Tonight Show With Jay Leno’, the remaining band members flew to LA, and will go ahead with the performances as planned.

Posting Kaiserchiefs.co.uk, the band explained: “We’ve made it to LA, but unfortunately we’re a man down. We didn’t want to make a drama out of it so we kept this quiet until now. Peanut had to have an operation to remove his appendix on Thursday, so he’s been in a hospital in Brazil for a few days. The operation was a success, he’s OK, and managed to play with us at Planeta Terra in Brazil on Saturday night, but he’s unable to fly to the USA until Wednesday.

“Our concert in LA and TV appearance on ‘The Jay Leno Show’ will go ahead. We didn’t want to let LA down and it’s going to be a challenge, but between Roger Lyons (Peanut‘s tech) and James Hennin (Simon‘s tech) we’ll deputise and make sure the show goes on! It will be our first ever gig missing one of the band.”

Meanwhile, Peanut will rejoin the band for their scheduled show at Chicago Park West on Thursday (November 13), as well as Webster Hall in New York on November 15 and Toronto‘s Mod Club on November 18.

–By our New York staff.

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