(INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 16: Gene Simmons of KISS performs during their End Of The Road World Tour at The Forum on February 16, 2019 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Last month KISS had to end their most recent tour leg and postpone future dates as well. Well, we now may know the reason why, Gene Simmons is battling kidney stones.
According to TMZ, the KISS bassist was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and had a stent inserted during a noninvasive, hour-long procedure.
In case you didn’t know, kidney stones are small pebbles of salt and minerals that can build up when a person doesn’t have enough liquid in their system. They make urinating very painful…ask Lamont. The stent will help Gene Simmons release the stones more easily. The device will be removed, along with any remaining stones, in about a week.
Last month on September 13th, Gene Simmons tweeted that the band was postponing the last three dates of their farewell End of the Road tour so that he could “do a medical procedure.” Gene Simmons told fans the issue was “nothing serious,” but it needed to be taken care of immediately.
This is not the first time Gene Simmons has dealt with kidney stones, he battle them in 2009. Gene Simmons put those kidney stones up for auction on eBay and raised $15,000 for charity.
Later on this month, KISS will host their ninth-annual Kiss Kruise on October 30th. The five-day trip will depart from Miami with a lineup of guests including former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Darkness, Warrant and former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.
KISS will play their makeup date at the Oakland Arena on March 6th, 2020.
Tickets are on sale now through: www.ticketmaster.com
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