Caleb Followill smashed guitar due to "overwork"

Caleb Followill and his now-deceased Gibson ES-325
Caleb Followill and his now-deceased Gibson ES-325 (Image credit: Kirsty Umback/Corbis)

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill has admitted that he is keen to take a break from touring after feeling "overworked".

The 27-year-old frontman destroyed his 1972 Gibson ES-325 guitar at the end of the band's T In The Park set earlier this month.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Followill explained: "I got a bit angry after T In The Park and broke my guitar, so I have to get a new one. We have zero reasons to complain, but I do blame me breaking my guitar on being overworked.

"I would never, ever dream of doing anything to that guitar. It's moments like that where you realise you need a break."

Not so fast though, as the band have a 30-date tour of North America lined up, which starts on 7 August.

Followill added: "We're trying to set new goals. I'm kind of embarrassed to say them. They probably involve yachts.

"Don't get me wrong. We're definitely enjoying it. I think insecurity drives us to always be better."