Korn cancels European tour after Jonathan Davis taken ill.
LOS ANGELES, CA Thursday Jun.15.2006 /netmusiccountdown.com/ --
Korn has canceled its European tour after Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was admitted to the London Clinic Hospital over the weekend for a blood ailment.
According to MTV.com, Davis was released from the UK hospital earlier this week and was set to return to the US to continue treatment for what British doctors diagnosed as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, an autoimmune disorder where a low blood-platelet count prevents the blood from clotting.
In a statement, Davis said "The doctors have determined that this was an isolated incident and that after a few weeks my recovery will be complete. I will be ready to rock on the FAMILY VALUES TOUR this summer. See you all then."
Davis fell ill before Korn was to play England's Download Festival. An allergic reaction to a medication he'd been taking is said to have caused the singer's blood-platelet count to fall to a critically low level.
Korn performed an abbreviated set at the Download Festival without Davis, getting help from Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows, Dez Fafara from Devildriver, Jesse Hasek from 10 Years, and Benji Webbe from Skindred.
For the next few weeks, doctors have sidelined Davis from performing. However, Korn still plans to headline the 30-date Family Values Tour, which launches July 27th in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Korn has been touring in support of its latest album, "See You On The Other Side."
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