Kings of Leon has canceled their US tour after a disastrous performance last week in Dallas. The lead singer Caleb Followill complained of heat exhaustion and walked off stage mid concert. Is Caleb’s addictions spiraling out of control? Sources close to the band are urging the singer to enter rehab. Will he do it?
The number one concern of Kings of Leon is their brother Caleb’s health, the second fear is the band will ultimately breakup if he doesn’t get help and fast.
In a recent statement the band said: “We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion,” according to MTV News. “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break.”
While singer Followill’s illness has been cited as the official cause for the delayed and canceled dates, KOL bassist and Caleb’s brother, Jared Followill, cited some internal issues as a cause for the tour hiatus as well. “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed … I can’t lie,” he tweeted. “There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”
In a new documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of the Kings of Leon, which will make its TV premiere Aug. 21 on Showtime, chronicles the rise of the Nashville rockers from poor Bible-thumping kids to boozy rock gods. Caleb, Nathan, and youngest brother Jared grew up living out of their father Ivan’s purple 1988 Oldsmobile.
The film explores the volatile relationship between the brothers and cousins, fueled by Caleb Followill’s excessive drinking. Incredibly talented and gifted artists, doing the nightly dance with the devil.
For Caleb Followill a Capricorn, by nature is a hardworking guy. On the stubborn side, he’s not good at expressing his emotions and when he drinks he probably cuts loose. The rock singer who recently married his longtime girlfriend Lily Aldrige, has his own relationship drama to deal with. Putting a wedding ring on someones fingers doesn’t mean it will last.
Astrologically speaking, we think Kings of Leon will get their shit together. Like every cliche rock and roll story, someone goes to rehab and gets sober. We expect Caleb to find solace in his music and lyrics, creating trunk loads of new music for Kings of Leon. No band breakup if Followill gets his butt to rehab. Wishing him the best.