Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis gives health update

"I think I had to get sick to take a look at myself"

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ frontman Anthony Kiedis has shared a health update after being rushed to hospital.

As reported, the band were forced to pull out of a gig on Saturday (May 14) when their lead singer was hospitalised. It was later confirmed that he had contracted intestinal flu.

Speaking to ET Canada, Kiedis has shared an update concerning his health, stating that he “feels good, but not great.” “I think I had to get sick to take a look at myself and get to the causes and conditions of my overall health,” he continued.


“It was a painful and sad thing to have to cancel shows, we don’t really do that. I’d rather play deathly ill than not at all, but in this particular instance I was starting to go down to the ground.”

“I surf most days and I like to charge, but every now and then, the body is like, ‘You’re doing something wrong, either fix it or we’re gonna let you know about it’.” Earlier this month the band announced details of their new album ‘The Getaway’, set to be released on June 17.

Red Hot Chili Peppers will also be playing a set of tour dates and festival appearances throughout the summer. Among those dates is a headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016. They will also headline T In The Park.