Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was hospitalized Saturday, forcing the rock band to cancel its scheduled headline performance at a concert in Irvine.
An Instagram video (Warning: graphic language), recorded by a person in the audience at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, shows bassist Flea announcing the cancellation.
“Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now and we’re unable to play this evening,” Flea told the crowd at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast. “We are devastated about it. We’re really sad.
“We love you so much,” Flea continued, standing on stage with fellow members of the band. “We live to rock. We live to f—ing dig deep into the depths of our hearts and rock. But unfortunately there’s a medical thing that happened and he needed to deal with it.”
Kiedis was transported by ambulance from the venue, suffering from extreme stomach pain, Billboard reported, citing a KROQ spokesperson. His condition was not immediately known.
Shortly after 11 p.m., Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith addressed the incident on Twitter.
“NO one’s more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform tonight,” Smith wrote. “Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.”
The group’s next concert is scheduled for Tuesday in Burbank, according to redhotchilipeppers.com.
The CNN Wire contributed to this story.