Kiss Pauses Show After Gene Simmons Falls Ill


Kiss was forced to briefly pause their concert on Wednesday (April 12th) in in Manaus, Brazil after Gene Simmons fell ill, according to Blabbermouth.

Paul Stanley addressed the situation, telling fans: "We're gonna have to stop. We know how much you love Gene. He's obviously sick, and we're gonna have to stop to talk care of him because we love him, right? Let's give Gene a really loud, 'Gene!'"

Shortly after he and the band took a break to regroup. Simmons asked a member of the road crew to bring him a chair and performed the rest of the show seated.

On Thursday, Gene Simmons later tweeted a message to fans, which read: "Ok, kids. Not a big deal. Thanks for your kind wishes. Last night we played Amazon jungle Stadium/Brazil. Humidity and temperature were sky high. I was dehydrated and was forced to sit for a song. We got back on stage in 5 minutes & finished the show."

Gene Simmons has often been the first to credit Kiss' legions of fans for their success and admits that the love and support the band has been given by their "Kiss Army" remains beyond their wildest imaginations: ["Kiss fans are beyond anything we ever dared hope for, in terms of fans. We were gonna be happy with just being able to sell a record and, and doing our music, but to get this kind of loyalty is beyond anything we ever expected."] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . we ever expected)

Kiss will next perform on Saturday (April 15th) in Bogota, Colombia.