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Kings of Leon cancel tour dates to be with Followill brothers’ sick mother

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Credit: Matthew Followill

Kings of Leon have canceled a few upcoming tour dates so that brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill can be with their sick mother.

“Our mother, who many of our fans know and love, has been dealing with a medical crisis for the last several weeks,” the band writes in a statement posted Thursday. “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.”

At the beginning of a show at the Los Angeles Forum earlier this week, the brothers learned their mother “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,” KoL says. “Immediately following the show, we all flew home, where will remain by her side until the time comes to say goodbye.”

Canceled dates include KoL’s headlining concert at California’s Shoreline Amphitheatre Thursday and their set at this weekend’s Eddie Vedder-founded Ohana Festival.

“We wanted to say thank you to all of our fans, to Eddie, and to the entire Pearl Jam family for supporting us during this time,” the band says.

Along with the Followill brothers, their cousin Matthew Followill is also a Kings of Leon member.

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