Kings Of Leon have urged Caleb Followill to enter rehab to deal with his "out of control" drinking following the frontman's onstage meltdown in Dallas on Saturday (July 30), according to a report.
The Tennessee band cancelled the remaining dates of their North American tour yesterday (August 1), citing Followill's "vocal issues and exhaustion". At the aborted show the singer told fans he was heading backstage to vomit and grab another beer but failed to return for a promised three-song end to the gig.
Now a report in US Weekly has suggested that Followill's bandmates are concerned that he is drinking "like a a fish
A "source" commented:
"Caleb's drinking is out of control and they are trying to get him into rehab. It's a dark demon he has been fighting for a while."
But a spokesperson for the band insisted that vocal issues were behind the cancellation, telling the magazine:
"The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor's orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about cancelling. They look forward to getting back on the road at the end of September"
Earlier yesterday, drummer Nathan Followill insisted Kings Of Leon were not splitting, writing on Twitter: "We Are Not Breaking Up!"
However, a tweet from bassist Jared Followill posted shortly after the aborted Dallas show admitted that there were "big problems" in the band.
Thanks for the report to Nme.com.