Kings of Leon have reassured fans that they will not be breaking up after cancelling shows recently, and claiming that there’s an internal sickness in the band.
The band pulled out of all scheduled US tour dates after frontman Caleb Followill brought an early end to the band’s show in Texas on the weekend, complaining of throat problems.
His brother, bass player Jared, subsequently tweeted that “I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” but they have reassured fans they will not split.
Drummer Nathan Followill tweeted: “Bummed about the tour not happening. So sorry 4 all the fans. We just need some rest. Thanks 4 understanding. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP (sic)!”
It appears things weren’t quite as clear to Nathan, however, who tweeted: “Utterly depressed. It’s completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I’d be there (sic).
“Thanks to all my friends, family, & fans. I’m not going to stop working. I’m going to spend time writing songs and looking to the future (sic).”
However, a few minutes later he added: “Don’t jump to conclusions guys. We’re not breaking up. BRB. Just got a text from Nathan….. Ummm…. Eesh. So about what I just said……. Kidding! Kidding! Not breaking up (sic).”
He then added a video of him hitting a punch bag, with a caption which read: “They told me the news about the tour in the gym today. This is how I felt (sic).”
When asked about how he was feeling yesterday, Caleb told TMZ: “I’m just trying to get better.” When asked how he planned to heal his voice, he jokingly added: “I’ll try not to do interviews.”