The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform on Sunday, December 12, at the Formula 1 championship race in Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, fans didn’t get to see the Foos perform. Race organizers informed spectators of the news of their cancellation via social media.

Citing “unforeseen medical circumstances,” the band had to pull out of the gig. The band also gave a brief statement. They said they were disappointed by the unexpected turn.

“Due to unforeseen medical circumstances, the @foofighters will not perform at the #AbuDhabiGP#Yasalam after-race concert on Sun. 12 Dec.

A statement from the Foo Fighters: The band apologizes for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this unexpected turn of events.”

Max Verstappen ultimately won the race, and the championship. The National reported that one of the band members was hospitalized prior to the race. Promoter John Lickrish said this occurred just before the band was scheduled to board a plane from Chicago bound for the race. He described the situation.

“It was the band’s management telling me that once the plane landed a member of the band had to be rushed to a hospital in Chicago.

“My immediate reaction was to see if the person and the band were OK. Then the situation really hit me because the advance team from the Foo Fighters were already here in Abu Dhabi. The show was being set up, even the band’s gear had arrived.”

There is no word on which member of the Foo Fighters was hospitalized. The reason for the hospitalization is also unknown. Everyone at Thirsty is sending out positive thoughts and best wishes to the Foo Fighters.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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