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Kings of Leon gig cancelled after Nathan Followill breaks ribs in road accident

2014-08-11 11:15

Los Angeles - Nathan Followill has been hospitalised after a road accident.

The Kings of Leon drummer suffered broken ribs when the group's tour bus was forced to make an emergency stop when a pedestrian jumped in front of the vehicle.

The Sex on Fire rockers announced the news on their Facebook page, writing: "The band was en route to their hotel after their show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the bus to stop short, injuring Nathan Followill.

"Nathan is being treated for broken ribs, but is doing well."

Following the news, Nathan was inundated with messages of support from fans and has promised to be back "better than ever".

He tweeted: "Thank you for all of the get well soons. I'm a little banged up but will be back better than ever. (sic)"

As a result of the 35-year-old musician's injury, the group was forced to postpone a show in New York on Sunday. Fans have been offered refunds.

Guitarist Jared Followill - Nathan's brother - admitted he felt "so sad" about the accident, especially because the band are enjoying the tour so much.

He tweeted: "So sad this a.m.. Bus accident last night. Nathan has broken ribs. This was the most fun tour in a while. We'll be back ASAP. #GetWellNate (sic)"

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