Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext was hospitalized after falling ill on Tuesday night (October 2nd) after a show in Nottingham, England.
According to LouderSound, Vext was advised by doctors to skip the band’s next gig, in Birmingham on Thursday night (October 4th), which instead found As Lions frontman Austin Dickinson and Bang Bang Romeo vocalist Stars filling in for Vext.
Vext was diagnosed with a “severe viral bronchial infection” and at press time it was unclear when Vext would get the green light to perform again. Bad Wolves’ next scheduled stop is Bristol on Friday (October 5th).
In a statement, Vext said in part, “This is our first trip to play shows in Europe as a band . . . So imagine my disappointment when a few days ago I began feeling ill to the point I knew something was wrong enough that I had to seek medical treatment — and to accept the doctors’ advice that I not play the show in Birmingham.”
After the European run is over, Bad Wolves will return home to North America for a fall tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and more. The band is supporting its debut disc, Disobey, which features the monster hit “Zombie.”
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Dear friends, Thank you for all your messages and concerns. Unfortunately I’ve been hospitalized for the past two days recovering at Queens Medical Center in Nottingham. After many tests doctors determined I have a severe viral bronchial infection. Very similar symptoms to pneumonia with dangerously high fever and heart arrhythmia. I am awaiting updates to see if I can be discharged and return to tour today. Please stay tuned to @badwolvesofficial and thank you for all your well wishes and positive vibes