Kings Of Leon Pushing For Caleb Followill To Enter Rehab

Written by Michael Lambarde on Aug. 03, 2011

“There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade,” Kings of Leon bandmate Jared Followill tweeted this weekend. We thought that a little mishap over the weekend at a concert in Dallas was a one-time thing, but now their whole summer tour has been pulled. This comes just after this weekend’s concert in Dallas, TX where Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Collowill abruptly walked off the stage after he told the loud crowd that he was going to “vomit” and that he was “hot” on the stage. “I’m gonna go backstage and I’m gonna vomit, I’m gonna drink a beer and I’m gonna come back out and play three more songs,” he said. He added, “Just for the record, I’m not drunk I’m just f**king hot.”

The concert in Dallas was canceled and a return date was even announced, but now it won’t happen as the band announced today that they are effectively pulling the plug on the entire tour of the United States. “We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire U.S. tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion,” a statement said on TMZ.

The statement went on to read, “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the U.S. dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule.” The band is still scheduled to tour Canada on September 28.

However, that was just the tip of the iceberg. According to an anonymous source by Us Weekly, despite Caleb saying that he wasn’t drunk at the show over the weekend, members of the band are trying to get him to go to rehab. The source says that “it is mostly for alcohol… [That’s why] they ended up canceling the whole tour… he drinks like a fish. The source said that drinking beers while the band is on the road has become the norm, but Caleb has never had a drinking problem in the past.