Linkin Park Singer Recovers, Speaks For First Time Since Hospital Admittance

Singer, instructed to rest for the next two to three weeks, is expected to perform at launch of Summer Sanitarium.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington will not need surgery for the chest and stomach pains that caused him to check into a hospital for nine days on May 30, and is feeling much better, a spokesperson at the band's label said.

Doctors have instructed Bennington to rest for the next two to three weeks, after which they expect he should be fully recovered and ready to join the band at a warm-up show for the Summer Sanitarium Tour in Las Vegas on June 27 and at the launch of the tour July 4 in Pontiac, Michigan (see "More Dates Added To Metallica/ Limp Bizkit/ Linkin Park Tour").

"I plan on ripping everyone's face off this summer on Summer Sanitarium," Bennington wrote in a post on the official Linkin Park Web site.

He also shed some light on the illness that forced the band to postpone its European tour (see "Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Hospitalized").

"Right now it seems like it was some bacteria or virus that spread throughout my intestines and body, putting me in intense pain," he said. "It also would not let me eat for a week. We are working on when we will be making up the missed European headline dates, and I am really bummed we had to miss the festivals."