By Radio.com Staff

(RADIO.COM) – The Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their performance at KROQ’s Weenie Roast earlier this month when frontman Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized with intestinal flu.

In a new interview with ET Canada Kiedis discusses the incident. “It was a painful and sad thing to have to cancel shows, we don’t really do that,” he said. “I’d rather play deathly ill than not at all but in this particular instance I was starting to go down to the ground.”

“I had inflammation in my guts,” Kiedis continued. “That becomes an incredibly painful situation where you get a fever and pass out. I think I had to get sick to take a look at myself and get to the causes and conditions of my overall health. So it turned out to be a good thing, albeit painful,” he said.

 
See the full interview below.

 

Anthony Kiedis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are expected to perform this Sunday at the sold out BottleRock Napa Valley festival.

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