Less than five minutes after we posted our story on Paul Stanley being hospitalized for shoulder surgery, we received word that former KISS member Ace Frehley has also been checked in to a facility in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Frehley released his new album, Origins, Vol. 1, on Friday and has been on a short tour since April 1 in support of the set. On Friday night, after playing a show in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was taken to the local hospital suffering from exhaustion and dehydration.
After being advised by doctors, Ace has been forced to cancel the final show of the tour, set for tonight in Poughkeepsie, NY. The promoters are looking at a late-September makeup show.
Frehley will be returning to Southern California after he released from the hospital where he will rest and recover.
The official statement from Frehley's site:
Poughkeepsie, NY Concert Tonight Cancelled
Ace Frehley was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following his show last night at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. After extensive testing, it was determined that Ace’s symptoms were due to exhaustion and dehydration.
In consultation with his doctors, Ace, who aside from the exhaustion and dehydration has been given a clean bill of health, has reluctantly agreed to cancel tonight’s sold out show at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. The venue is working to reschedule the date in late September and expects to announce an exact date later this week.
In the meantime, ticket buyers for tonight’s show can use their tickets for the rescheduled date in September or return them at the point of purchase for a full refund. AceFrehley.com VIP Experience and Guitar Signature packages purchasers will be contacted by AceFrehley.com and can either obtain a full refund or use their packages on the rescheduled date.
Once released from the hospital, Ace will be heading home to Southern California to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery.