Following news earlier this week that Paul Stanley was recovering from influenza, KISS have cancelled their Australian tour.
Set to commence next week in Adelaide, the band has cancelled all shows, with reports Stanley now has an “additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer”.
Stanley said: “Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep.
“We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. Doctor’s orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender. With heavy hearts, KISS.”
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said they were “devastated” by the news.
“We’ve been in constant contact with the band in the past few days hoping for a positive outcome,” they said.
“We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”
Tickets to all headline shows will be refunded.