Matt Wong, the bass player for Reel Big Fish, will have to sit out the band's current headlining tour for the next few weeks.
Wong, who had been feeling "under the weather" for a few days, was hospitalized on Monday, diagnosed with appendicitis. The musician went directly into surgery and is said to be "recovering nicely."
Wong is expected to be recuperating at home in California for the next few weeks while Anna from Pilfers (one of the opening bands on the tour) takes over bass duties.
Get-well cards can be sent care of the band's management to:
Milano Music 745 West Katella Avenue Orange, CA 92867