KISS Frontman, Gene Simmons, paused a concert in Brazil last night. Fans were surprised as his bandmember, Paul Stanley, announced that the rocker was “obviously sick”.
“We know how much you love Gene, and he’s obviously sick,” Stanley told the packed audience. “We’re gonna have to stop to take care of him, because we love him, right?” continued the rocker, 71. “Let’s give Gene a really loud, ‘Gene!’ One, two, three — Gene!”
After, Simmons drank water and sat in a chair to perform his next song. The concert continued as normal, but that didn’t stop people from worrying about the 73-year-old, as the band works through what they say will be their final tour. Simmons took to Twitter to thank fans for their concern, while announcing that the “sickness” was simply dehydration and the tour will continue as planned:
“Hey everybody, thanks for the good wishes. I’m fine. Yesterday at Manaus Stadium in Brazil, experienced weakness because of dehydration. We stopped for about five minutes, I drank some water, and then all was well. Nothing serious. Tomorrow, Bogota Stadium. See you there!”
The tour will close out in New York City, a location that Stanley says is sentimental for the band members, “We’re finishing up where we started. When you come to see the show, it’s awesome. … It’s clearly a kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll show. It’s everything Kiss – just amped up and ramped up. We’re giving it everything we have.”