Maybe that shortage of flu vaccine is a problem afterall. The Modfather and the pudgy manboy from Keane are in the hospital for throat infections causing both to cancel tour dates. First up, Paul Weller has been hospitalised due to a "severe throat infection", forcing the cancellation of his entire UK and Irish tour. A statement issued to NME.com reads:
"Paul Weller has had to cancel his forthcoming British and Irish tour due to a serious throat infection. Originally it was thought that only the first few shows in November would be affected but after seeing a specialist Paul was admitted to hospital suffering from chronic tonsillitis and quinsy (Peritonsillar abscess). He is expected to be in hospital for a few days. Paul would like to apologise to his fans, but due to his condition the decision had to be made to cancel the shows. A statement on ticketing and dates will be made shortly."
In similar hospital news, lite-FM rockers Keane have cancelled two dates on their current UK tour due to illness. Singer Tom Chaplin has a throat infection and as a result, their shows at Bristol Carling Academy [Nov 9] and tomorrow at Exeter University Great Hall [Nov 10] have been called off. Refunds will be available from the point of sale and the band are currently looking at whether they can reschedule the shows.
We wish them both a speedy recovery.