Queens of the Stone Age have cancelled all remaining European dates after frontman Josh Homme contracted a serious lung infection.
The band were in Paris Tuesday (Feb. 24), on promotional duties for their new record, when Homme is reported to have begun coughing up blood. The band immediately pulled the remaining live commitments in Germany and London and flew back home.
“We've toured with everything from broken ankles to bruised livers, but simply weren't prepared for this relentless attack of teeming bacteria,” the band said in a statement.
“Our fans know that we ain't pussys and this is an obvious downer for everyone involved.”
“For those of you with any unused tickets, hold on to them. We'll be back as soon as possible to make up these shows, and when we do, we'll have something special for all of you with an un-ripped ticket. We ain't in the habit of canceling, and we don't forget.”
Queens Of The Stone Age's new album 'Lullabies to Paralyze' is released March 22.