The recently re-united, original line-up of Jane's Addiction has been forced to cancel all previously announced Australian tour dates because drummer Stephen Perkins has been admitted to the Infectious Disease Ward at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for treatment of an infection in his elbow.
"I know how excited we were to come play in Australia, and how long the fans there have waited for this. I want everyone Down Under to know that we will come back as soon as we can," singer Perry Farrell said in a statement.
The band had been on their first world tour in over 17 years and had just returned to Los Angeles following a successful European leg when the mysterious infection was discovered after Perkins noticed severe swelling and pain building in his elbow.
Fans are being asked not to worry as a full recovery is expected over the next few weeks.