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Greta Van Fleet’ Jake Kiszka admitted to hospital; another tour date postponed

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Greta Van Fleet guitarist Jake Kiszka has been admitted to the hospital, forcing the band to postpone another date on their ongoing Dreams in Gold tour.

On Wednesday, the “Highway Tune” rockers announced they were delaying a pair of Michigan shows this week after Jake and his brother, vocalist Josh Kiszka, “woke up ill.” The statement said that COVID-19 had been “ruled out” as the cause of the sickness.

In a follow-up statement Thursday evening, GVF writes that while Josh has “mostly recovered,” Jake’s situation has become “more complex.”

“What started as a small cough on Tuesday rapidly progressed overnight, requiring his admission to the hospital yesterday,” the statement reads. “The last 24 hours have been arduous as doctors were unsure of the exact illness.”

The band continues, “Fortunately, after further evaluation, [the doctors] are confident in their diagnosis of pneumonia and an optimal course of treatment has been determined.”

Greta planned to return to the road this Saturday, March 19, in Huntington, West Virginia, but that show has now been postponed to August. The Dreams in Gold tour is now set to continue Tuesday, March 22, in Madison, Wisconsin.

“We are grateful for your kindness and appreciate your positive support during this difficult time,” the band says. “We promise to give you the most up to date information as the situation progresses.”

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