On Wednesday night, during KISS’s gig in Brazil, Gene Simmons became ill. He couldn’t play while on his feet, so he had to sit down instead.
The 73-year-old musician plays bass in a video that has gone viral online. One minute later, the focus shifts to Paul Stanley, who informs the Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil’s enthusiastic crowd that the act must cease so that Simmons may obtain medical treatment.
Sooner or later he admits, “We’re going to have to stop.” Obviously, we have feelings for him, but why? Let’s all shout, “Gene!,” at the top of our lungs.It’s “one, two, three, Gene!”
According to reports from the audience, Simmons left the stage for around five minutes before coming back to perform “Say Yeah” while sitting on a chair.
ET has reached out to Simmons’ representative for comment.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers first revealed their farewell tour intentions back in March. The band has announced that they will play their final gigs in New York, where it all began half a century ago.
KISS was formed in the Big Apple. The last day will be the 23rd. Fifty years have passed. The band stated in a statement, “It will be a privilege and honor to finish our tour at Madison Square Garden, just 10 blocks and 50 years from where we first started.”
The tour will conclude with two nights at Madison Square Garden on December 1 and 2.
The End of the Road tour has to be delayed until 2020 because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.