Kings Of Leon Want Caleb Followill To Go To Rehab

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.

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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.

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    Evews333
    KOL have always seemed a little dysfunctional, but this is pretty shocking.
    slaptasticdave
    "However, a tweet from bassist Jared Followill posted shortly after the aborted Dallas show admitted that there were "big problems" in the band" Yes obviously the problem is his brother's troubles with alcohol
    Drawingbankai
    Saw them on tv a while back and the guy was completely wasted. Hopefully he'll suck it up and get some help
    gabrielr
    So some random "source" says they're sending him to rehab, and that's news? I call bullsh-t.
    Dallen_007
    US Weekly is not the most reliable source, but I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be true.
    metalme31
    gabrielr wrote: So some random "source" says they're sending him to rehab, and that's news? I call bullsh-t.
    It's not a "random source" they're just not stating who the source was. Also, it didn't say they were sending him to rehab, it said they were "trying" to send him to rehab. It's news to their fans.
    AnnihilationUK
    Zacky-V-6661 wrote: Let's hope he learns from Amy Winehouse and says "Yes yes yes". Too soon?
    hahaha it's never too soon
    alistairk2003
    AnnihilationUK wrote: Zacky-V-6661 wrote: Let's hope he learns from Amy Winehouse and says "Yes yes yes". Too soon? hahaha it's never too soon
    hahahahaha gutless comment but I like it. He's gunna have to change some lyrics if hes gunna want to stay clean.. I guess the rest of the guys in the band "got a notion that somethin [doesnt] feel right"