Original lead singer of FOREIGNER, Lou Gramm was hospitalized at the Unity Hospital at Park Ridge in Rochester, New York.
Lou is down with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue.
Here’s the statement from Lou:
“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!”
His bandmates released the statement, telling:
“We will all miss Lou at our upcoming shows and we join all his family, friends, and fans in wishing him a speedy recovery.”
Lou Gramm performed vocals on all of Foreigner’s hits such as “Urgent”, “Juke Box Hero”, “Break It Up”, “Say You Will”, and “I Don’t Want to Live Without You”.
The band first 8 singles cracked Billboard top 20 easily which eventually made them the first band since The Beatles to achieve the milestone. Lou co-wrote most of the band’s songs, including the hit ballads “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which spent ten weeks at #2 on the 1981/82 American Hot 100, and “I Want to Know What Love Is”, which was a number one hit in eight countries.