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44 comments to “Kings Of Leon Frontman Gets Sick And Cancels Concert; Bandmates Get Mad”



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    I really hope he is OK…;(

    You should talk about them for something else than bad news, they probably are one of the greatest band, with GRINDERMAN;

    Jared should be more respectuous with his older bro, Caleb write sublime lyrics.



  2. 2

    Classic Passive/Aggressive move.



  3. 3

    Take Care of you Caleb.
    People are allowed to feel terrible because of the heat.
    They are some people who even die of it, so STFU !



  4. 4

    I live in Dallas and its more like 103 here right now.
    it's fuckin hot! No wonder the dude got sick.



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    Sound like Caleb had a case of heat stroke or close to it, not something to mess around with. Although his comment about going back and drinking beer was not a good idea, alcohol dehydrates the body. He should of been drinking water or an electrolyte type drink, putting cool towels on and getting into a air conditioned area. Hopefully someone in his road crew realized that and took care of him.



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    Word. You don't throw your own brother under the bus. You fucking support him. Performing in record breaking heat is no joke. It can literally make you sick or worse.People have died from heat stroke. You have to listen to your own body in situations like that and later for anybody who doesn't like it. Your and health and well being is more important than any show. If he passed out and dropped from that heat, WTF would people be saying then?



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    And if his brother has a drinking problem, he needs to address it privately and make sure his brother gets the help he needs so he doesn't end up like Amy Winehouse God forbid.



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    Boy his brother sure sounds like a DICK. I live in Texas and the heat is PAINFUL! Heat stroke will kill ya. I HATE SUMMER.



  9. 9

    Sounds like serious dehydration or even heatstroke if you ask me. Why wasn't there a misting station?



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    You don't throw your brother under the bus? Um, unless he's throwing your career and reputation under the bus! I know plenty about living in this stinkin' heat, and about alcoholics. If ur too hot to perform, and if ur gonna hurl, than u don't leave the stage to go drink more beer. And you don't lie to your fans by promising you'll come back if ur not gonna. Caleb didn't leave because of the heat, his voice wasn't off because of the heat, and Jared didn't get embarrassed and apologize because of the heat. It's an amazing band but those "internal sicknesses & problems" better get dealt with or they'll just be another tragic almost-legendary band that never had the longevity of the Stones or the Who. Get well, Caleb!



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    Re: MorticiaCowghoul – Man, I went to the Austin Limits festival one summer in Texas and never felt heat like that ever before in life. It was so brutal and I couldn't handle it. Nearly passed out waiting on line to get in. It was scary. That Texas heat is nothing to play around with.



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    Re: Elron Hubbard - Con Man – I agree.
    BTW - regarding your name - I find 'Con Man' to be redundant ;)



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    That was day 28 of over 100 degree temps here. I'm a born and raised DFW gal, and anyone with sense knows you don't go and drink beer when out in this mess. On top of it being insanely hot here, he had to deal with stage lights. It sounds like Caleb needs to deal with his problem, and not try to blame it all on our heat.



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    If he was REALLY sick…he wouldnt be leaving to get a beer to drink. he'd be going to the hospital.



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    Re: lacey1Re: MonkeyJustice – could you two be anymore naive? If you're "sick" due to heat exhaustion…you don't drink beer to overcome it. You drink water..or gatorade..juice..powerade..something to balance out your electrolytes. Him stating that hes sick, and he has to vomit, and he's leaving to go drink beer but he's not drunk only PROVES that there IS a problem. fricking dumbasses.



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    Re: iSimplyDGAF – STFU. No one denied there was a problem.And the dude isn't a doctor. He's a fucking rock star.Probabaly doesn't know shit all about electrolytes. He was hot. He grabbed a beer. Big fucking deal.I'm sure someone suggested water to him when he was backstage.



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    It is ficking hot here in OK. It is ridiculously hot here and has been all July. Caleb take care. Jared, here's a thought just chill.



  18. 18

    It is hot as HELL in North Texas right now I can barely go to work and back home without getting severely nauseous.



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    Look at it this way: If it was your band and your career, wouldn't you be rather pissed if your frontman left you standing there like an idiot and never came back? He'd probably been drinking beforehand and the other band members would've known that. If Caleb had just started succumbing to heat stroke with no self-induced provocation, thats when you get brotherly concern. When you get an idiot drinking heavily, rambling on stage, and making a fool of the entire band, it's a different story.

    Hopefully they sort themselves out. The entire band isn't exactly known for sobriety.



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    Re: rosebud99 – Yeah. You're right. It is redundant. lol!



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    I was at this concert last night. Let me tell you, he was definitely drunk. I think every other word that came out of his mouth was a curse word and what wasn't, didn't make any sense. The guy could barely stand up, let alone sing an entire song. I'm a huge fan of K0L. This was my first time seeing them in concert and it was awful. I hope they get whatever is going on resolved, because when they're good, they're great. But I can understand how his band mates would be upset. They were ALL clearly sober except Caleb. And yeah- it's hot. But it was dark when they began their set. Heat exhaustion is obviously an excuse for something else. So sad. Hope he gets the help he needs before it causes other issues down the road.



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    Re: Halftre08 – First of all I have been to 3 shows since 2008! I was front and center in the pit last night! yes he was cursing he curses in every show! who doesn't?? he could stand perfectly fine! he even went right on the edge of the stage don't you think he would have fallen down??? anyways! THEY were AMAZING even though they only played 11 songs out of 22 they are coming back sept 21! I will always LOVE THEM!



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    OVERALL it was still a great show! CALEB is a perfectionist you could tell he was upset that his voice was going out! Yeah he was drinking but he always drinks I've seen them since 2008 and he would always have shots! DON'T BLAME HIM HE WAS UPSET! THEY ARE STILL COMING BACK! AND I AM 100% SURE THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT A CONCERT YOU WOULD NEVER FORGET!



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    Re: nahoemeee – For me it was the worst concert I've ever been to. We're entitled to different opinions on what we saw, but I saw someone that was under the influence of something, not just heat. I hope they come back and deliver a great show.



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    Re: iSimplyDGAF – Learn to read, dumbass. You just repeated exactly what I said.



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    Caleb vomits at almost every concert. I've been to a few and he always goes off mid song to vomit and comes back. There's videos of it on youtube.
    It could have been the heat but he said some other shit that Perez didn't post here and they are always fighting and you can see the atmosphere on stage and they finish their gigs early when this happens.
    They used to be one of my favourite bands but seeing them play live ruined it for me, I wouldn't pay money to see them again because it's just not worth it.



  27. 27

    Aren't these people the product of Fundamentalist Christian parents.
    Is it any wonder why they are trying to be (HARD CORE)
    Best thing these kids can do is to realise that there is NO GOD and move on.



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    I don't think he was throwing his brother under the bus. He had a tough love moment and is probably pissed off at his Caleb's antics. Many rock bands would give anything to be on a stage and here is this idiot throwing up in the middle of a concert. I guess his brother had enough and couldn't lie to the fans. Touring is what makes you money and if you suck well then you could kiss career goodbye. You'll be known as the rock band that has shitty concerts.



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    Re: _LetLoveRule_ – Me too and I agree, I don't blame the guy. I thank god I don't have to work outside!!!



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    I agree heat is NOTHING to mess with. He is smart for pulling out. The humidity and heat has been real bad across US. I live in Michigan and it has been responsible for even death of young people. His bandmates sounds like assholes.



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    I read the rest of the story on tee em zee much earlier and didn't have to click your link to give you a desperately needed hit fuckwad.



  33. 33

    One I fainted on middle of the street (dangerous!) due to the high heat. It can be really awfaul and make you truly bad. Its better to do passive things and drink a lot of water and stay cool. I think it was a good choice to not keep performing if he was starting to feel really bad. His brother is a jackass.



  34. 34

    Kings of Leon = This Generations Oasis?



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    Re: lacey1 – You are right, I live in Austin and the heat is extra BRUTAL this year. I tend to laugh when NY (which I love) tend to whine a bit about a week or so of heat.
    Austin rocks, it's worth a few months of misery!



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    Re: fairmaiden – LOL fairmaiden. That's exactly where I'm from, New York. I absolutely loved Austin when I visited for the festival, but that Texas heat was freaking ridiculous! New York summers ain't got nothing on Texas. :)



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    Damn Jared was being harsh. Everyone knows that Caleb likes alcohol(a lot) but if he is an alcoholic he should get help. Alcohol can be very damaging to the body especially if dranken(I think that's a word?) a lot. So I hope Caleb chills on the drinking.



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    There are many comments from people that weren't at the concert and many from one's hat were. I fall into the latter. Unfortunately Caleb was under the influence of something - it was painfully obvious. I've been in the D/FW are for decades and this isn't the hottest summer we've ever had. As well, I've been to many concerts as this venue during the summer - all bands have completed their sets without any complaining. It is ridiculous for people to make excuses for someone that was imparied like he was - it was an AWFUL concert. I'm not sure I will attend the re-do. KOL isn't the level of band for Caleb to act like a DIVA - "I've got the prettiest wife in the world" - remember that attendees? Then he slams down his microphone. Hmmm, heat? No way.



  39. 39

    Now everybody deny that we have global warming….I live in Wichita (not by choice) and we've had 3digits for days and days……



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    Haaah yall have no idea. Coming from a guy whonwas actually there, in the pit, he clearly was not sick, nor drunk. He was under the influence of some drug and it hit him hard. Now dont get me wrong , I still love their music and them but that was a bummer. And the bandmates arent jerks or anything. What would yall do if your brother or cousin got so messed up he coudnt perform in front of 100's of people? Ya thats right…act the same way.



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    kings of leon, please stop sucking so much pretentious air. save some for more talented artists. (hook'em) and a giant "fuck you, I'm from Texas."



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    WHAT A DOUCHE. CANT STAND SOME HEAT? FIND A NEW VENUE NEXT TIME! AND BTW IF YOUR VOICE IS GONE AND YOU ARE SO HOT… DRINKING BEER WILL NOT REHYDRATE YOU. IDIOT.

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    Come on people, he was WASTED when he came out, complaining about his voice, couldn't perform… 20,000 people were out in that heat 2 hours before he came on stage. Heat had little to do with it; this is the same band that just cancelled a show because a band member got pooped on by a pidgeon. Give me a break; LAME



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    Things happens