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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have cancelled an appearance at a California radio station’s annual concert after lead singer Anthony Kiedis was hospitalised.

Bassist Flea told the crowd on Saturday in Orange County that the Chili Peppers would be unable to perform.

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Flea said Kiedis was on his way to a hospital for medical reasons, but did not elaborate.

The 53-year-old Kiedis and the Peppers were scheduled to perform at KROQ’s Weenie Roast concert.


Peppers drummer Chad Smith tweeted: “No one’s more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform tonight. Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.”

A call to a spokesman for Kiedis was not immediately returned on Sunday.

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