Josh Kiszka Updates His Current Health Status, ‘I Need More Time To Heal’
Greta Van Fleet had kicked off its ‘Dreams In Gold’ tour this past March, and the guys had extended it through fall, wrapping up the second week of November. Most of the tour was a success before frontman Josh Kiszka raptured his eardrum and was unable to perform. Kiszka shared a video message on his official Instagram account to inform fans that they had to postpone four more shows to allow him to recover.
“The last time I spoke with you, I had asked for your understanding; I was dealing with a ruptured eardrum,” said the singer before explaining how this had affected him. “Unfortunately, while the eardrum continues to heal, it also has continued to cause me a great deal of physical pain, making it very difficult to perform. I’ve been fighting through this for the last week, and I have been trying to push through each show. And I’m at the point where I think I need a period of time for more healing.”
He continued, “Unfortunately, that means rescheduling the shows for the rest of this month, which kills me to do this, especially on such short notice. I’m truly sorry to everyone in El Paso, Tucson, Anaheim, and Sacramento.” Due to his ruptured ear, the band had already postponed several dates in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. However, the musician clearly needs more time to recover, so they have postponed their shows in Texas, Arizona, and California.
Kiszka thanked their fans for being so understanding during this turbulent time. He said, “This year has been an incredibly humbling experience. I can’t begin to thank all of you enough for your seemingly endless support and understanding. Again, I can’t express how difficult this decision is to make, honestly. I’m so grateful and appreciative of all the love and positivity you all seem to have in boundless supply. This is a disheartening setback. And when we’re all finally together and celebrating in that spirit, all will be well and right.”
Although there aren’t any rescheduled dates, the band said they would announce them as soon as they are finalized. The band also wanted to reassure fans that their existing tickets would be valid for the new dates and refunds would be available at the point of purchase once the dates are announced.