Lou Gramm No Longer Touring with Foreigner Due to Illness

By Saige Miller on October 2, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 06: Lou Gramm performs at the “I Want My 80’s” Concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The original voice behind Foreigner is pulling out of some tour stops in light of a recent hospital stay.

Lou Gramm was hospitalized last week in New York Lou Gramm with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration, and fatigue. The band announced on Facebook Gramm will have to sit out his trip to Asia, doctor’s orders.

“I’m very disappointed about not being able to perform at the FOREIGNER Double Vision: Then & Now shows for all the fans,” said Gramm. “My doctor insists if I pushed myself to perform, I would be in big trouble. So doctor’s orders, I ride the bench. Rock on!”

The FOREIGNER Double Vision: Then & Now will go on with the rest of the original members of the group. Foreigner meet up with Mick Jones and continues the tour as normal.

“We will all miss Lou at our upcoming shows and we join all his family, friends, and fans in wishing him a speedy recovery,” said Mick Jones.

We’re rooting for you, Lou Gramm!

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