Tomorrow’s scheduled Judas Priest performance at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO has been cancelled. The band announced the news earlier this evening revealing that frontman Rob Halford has been battling with bronchitis for over a week and doctors have now advised he needs a full amount of rest.
The band issued the following statement:
“We are very sorry to say that Rob Halford has been fighting bronchitis for over a week and now doctors have told him he needs full rest so his voice can recover – therefore tomorrow’s Judas Priest concert at Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs has unfortunately been cancelled. We did not want to cancel this show but Rob’s health must come first – we are so sorry to disappoint our fans but THE PRIEST WILL BE BACK to Colorado Springs at a later date – until then refunds for all tickets will be available at point of purchase”
Last week, footage surfaced online of Halford kicking a phone out of a fan’s hand. The Metal God responded to the incident addressing the phone physically interfered with his performance. Judas Priest have been on an extensive North American trek since May 3rd in support of their latest effort Firepower. Uriah Heep have been supporting the run, which is scheduled to conclude on June 29th in Las Vegas.