Rock star’s mystery illness revealed

Entire European tour pulled after hospitalisation

Following Jonathan Davis’ sudden illness at Download, Korn have cancelled their European tour.

Davis has been released from a London hospital where he was receiving treatment for a blood disorder, immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

The metal singer will return to the US in the next few days, where he will most likely receive additional treatment.

As a result of this, Korn have cancelled their tour up to July 2 to allow Davis’ recovery. The dates include a number of festivals, including the French Val de Moine event.

Davis explained the severity of his condition on Korn’s official website. He said: “If I continued to headbang on stage I could have had a brain haemorrhage and dropped dead on the spot.”

Korn were forced to play their scheduled set at Download with a variety of guest singers, including Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.