5 Seconds of Summer Cancels Tour Dates After Ashton Irwin Suffers From Heat Exhaustion During Concert
5 Seconds of Summer will be taking a break during its favorite season.
The Aussie band had to cut short their Sunday show in Houston, Texas, and have since canceled some upcoming tour dates after drummer Ashton Irwin suffered “extreme heat exhaustion” mid-set and had to be hospitalized.
“As you may have heard last night’s show ended early due to a medical incident during the show,” the band wrote on their Instagram Story. “After experiencing physical symptoms, Ashton was taken to a local hospital for tests and medical examination. As a result, he was informed that Ashton had suffered from extreme heat exhaustion.
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“Fortunately and most importantly, he is feeling well and is recovering very well. We apologize to all the fans in attendance for the disruption to the show,” the band added, noting that ticket holders will be notified via email shortly. .
The band announced they would perform one last postponed concert in Rogers, Arkansas, which has been moved from June 28 to July 26, before canceling the remaining stops on the North American leg of their Take My Hand world tour.
“We are so sorry to cause any inconvenience to your plans, but we promise those of you who can still make it happen, we will put on the show of your life,” they wrote in an update. Their Australian tour will begin on November 30 in Perth with seven dates until December 10.
“In the meantime, join us in giving Ash the privacy he needs to rest and get back in shape,” the group concluded.
Irwin, 27, and his bandmates have already spoken to PEOPLE about their upcoming fifth studio album 5SOS5which is scheduled for release on September 23. “This album is total ownership, total realization, total ascension of what the band wants for itself,” he said last month.
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“We’ve taken a lot of these things into our own hands and it’s been an amazing testing journey. Testing and challenges have only delivered positive results internally. What we’re really doing is trying to enable our audience to get to know us better as songwriters,” Irwin added. “We’re trying to reach higher heights with our live shows, creating the music that we think really represents the best parts of us. So it’s a whole new start in a lot of ways.”
5SOS celebrated its 10th anniversary last year after rising to prominence on YouTube and making its first opening for One Direction.