Kid Rock rushed to hospital at Download festival

Performance cancelled as singer is struck down by illness

Kid Rock will not play his slot at this year’s Download Festival.

The singer has been rushed to hospital in Nottingham after falling ill.

Kid Rock was meant to play the Main Stage today (June 13) at 3.30pm (BST), but as he was due to come onstage an announcement was made.


It said: “We’ve had the curse of Download. Kid Rock is not very well, we’ve had to rush him to hospital in Nottingham. He apologises to his fans.”

It was also announced that due to Kid Rock not being able to play, other Main Stage acts Judas Priest and Disturbed would play longer shows.

Kid Rock‘s spokesperson later told NME.COM that the singer was suffering from stomach cramps and dehydration.

Keep up with this weekend’s (June 13-15) festival action as it happens on NME.COM. For news, pictures and blogs keep checking NME.COM’s Isle Of Wight Festival page and NME.COM’s Download Festival page for live coverage from both sites.

Watch the video of the Kid Rock announcement below.