Korn frontman hospitalised, out of Download

But the show will go on thanks to the band's celebrity mates

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has had to pull out of his band’s appearance at Download this evening.

The nu-metal singer was admitted to an unspecified UK hospital earlier, although there are currently no details on his condition.

However, the rest of Korn will still take to Download‘s Main Stage at 6.30pm today. The band will play a shortened 30 minute set, with a variety of guests helping out on vocals.

This surprise turn of events echoes Metallica‘s predicament at this very festival two years ago, when drummer Lars Ulrich suffered a medical emergency at the eleventh hour and was unable to play. Drummers from Slipknot and Slayer filled in for their headline show.

And the fact that Davis himself once understudied for a sick James Hetfield has led to onsite speculation that the mystery lead singer may turn out to be the Metallica frontman himself.

Keep watching NME.COM as events unfold.