Anthony Kiedis is “on the mend,” and will be “back better than ever,” according to his bandmate Chad Smith.
The singer was hospitalized on Saturday, forcing the band to pull out of the gig scheduled for that night. It was later confirmed that Kiedis had contracted intestinal flu.
“His stomach was killing him (and) It was really scary,” Smith says. “So we went directly to the hospital and we were really upset we couldn’t play for the fans, but also more worried about him. I really appreciate all the well wishes. People sent so much stuff.”
The drummer adds, “I know everyone’s freaked out when they hear about another musician going into the hospital. It’s been such a rough year. He’s a very strong man and he’ll be back better than ever.”