Linkin Park were forced to cancel their Friday show in Inglewood, California. Doctors advised singer Chester Bennington, diagnosed with bronchitis and acute laryngitis, not to perform, a group spokesperson said. The concert has been rescheduled for March 15, the tour's
new final date.
Bennington was feeling under the weather during the band's show in Long Beach on Thursday, and the next morning his condition had worsened, the spokesperson said. Bennington has been resting over the weekend and hopes to be able to perform Tuesday night in West Valley City, Utah.
The past year has been rough on Bennington's health. In June, he was hospitalized with severe back and abdominal pains (see "Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Hospitalized"). A month later, he revealed
he would need surgery for a hiatal hernia.
Linkin Park's tour with P.O.D., Hoobastank and Story of the Year was originally scheduled to run through March 6 in Atlanta.
LP's new single, "Lying From You," went to rock radio last week as the band's previous single, "Numb," continues to dominate airwaves. Their label plans to work "Numb" to pop stations until its appeal wanes, and then push the synth-pop hybrid "Breaking the Habit," the spokesperson said. Videos haven't been shot for either track.