Lou Gramm, original lead singer of FOREIGNER, has been hospitalized New York with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue. He hoped to be ready to appear during the FOREIGNER “Double Vision: Then & Now” tour and some scheduled shows with ASIA. Unfortunately, at his recent follow-up appointment, his doctor pronounced him unable to perform at these shows.
Gramm stated: “I’m very disappointed about not being able to perform at the FOREIGNER ‘Double Vision: Then & Now’ shows for all the fans. My doctor insists if I pushed myself to perform, I would be in big trouble. So doctor’s orders, I ride the bench. Rock on!”
Fellow original band member Mick Jones expressed: “We will all miss Lou at our upcoming shows and we join all his family, friends, and fans in wishing him a speedy recovery.”
Gramm and Jones’s June 2013 performance of “I Want To Know What Love Is” and “Juke Box Hero” at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City marked the first time the pair performed together in a decade.