Kings Of Leon Cancel Shows, Return Home To 'Say Goodbye' To Dying Mother
By Katrina Nattress
September 23, 2021
Kings of Leon have been on the road since August supporting their latest album When You See Yourself, but unfortunately brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill made the tough decision to cancel two shows, including a set at Eddie Vedder's Ohana Festival, so they could be with their mom, who they revealed has taken a turn for the worse after suffering "a medical crisis" several weeks ago. They took to Instagram to share an emotional message with fans.
"Our mother, who many of our fans know and love, has been dealing with a medical crisis for the last several weeks and while it has been hard to take the stage each night, it has been the love and energy from you, our fans, that has gotten us through," they wrote. "Just before taking the stage at The Forum we learned she took a turn for the worse. It was a hard show to get through, but you held us up that night in a way we will never forget."
"Immediately following the show, we all flew home, where we will remain by her side until the time comes to say goodbye," they continued. "Our show tonight at Shoreline Amphitheatre and our appearance at Ohana Festival this weekend are cancelled but we wanted to say thank you to all of our fans, to Eddie, and to our entire Pearl Jam family for supporting us during this time."
See Kings of Leon's heartbreaking post below.