Frontman Caleb wanders off drunk, leaving brothers to apologise – then they stop short of slamming him in fan messages
Members of the Kings of Leon stopped just short of slamming frontman Caleb Followill after he wandered off stage drunk in Texas, forcing the band to call off their concert.
The singer appeared to be tired and emotional as they performed at the Gexa Energy Pavillion in Dallas on Friday. After spending some time speaking incoherently, he told the crowd: “I’m going to go backstage and vomit, drink a beer and then come back out and play three more songs.”
He added: “For the record, I’m not drunk – I’m just fucking hot.”
But he didn’t return, leaving brother and bassist Jared to announce: “We are so unbelievably sorry. It’s beyond out control. It’s really not our fault – it’s Caleb. He can’t play the rest of the show.
“We love you guys so much, but I know you guys fucking hate us.”
Band spokesmen later said Followill had been suffering from exhaustion and dehydration. Their concert the following night was postponed and both dates have now been rescheduled.
But Jared later tweeted: “There are internal sicknesses and problems that have needed to be addressed.
“I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie: there are problems in our band bigger than no drinking enough Gatorade.”
The band’s official website and Facebook page carried no mention of the event as of 2am Monday morning.