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Ace Frehley Hospitalized, Tonight’s Concert Canceled

Photo credit: Dove Shore
Photo credit: Dove Shore

A case of exhaustion and dehydration has forced Ace Frehley to cancel his concert in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., tonight (April 16). The former Kiss guitarist has issued a press release on the matter.

It began, “Ace Frehley was admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following his show last night at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. After extensive testing, it was determined that Ace’s symptoms were due to exhaustion and dehydration.

“In consultation with his doctors, Ace, who aside from the exhaustion and dehydration has been given a clean bill of health, has reluctantly agreed to cancel tonight’s sold out show at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The venue is working to reschedule the date in late September and expects to announce an exact date later this week.”

“In the meantime, ticket buyers for tonight’s show can use their tickets for the rescheduled date in September or return them at the point of purchase for a full refund. AceFrehley.com VIP Experience and Guitar Signature packages purchasers will be contacted by AceFrehley.com and can either obtain a full refund or use their packages on the rescheduled date.

“Once released from the hospital, Ace will be heading home to Southern California to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery.”

Frehley was on the road in support of his new covers album, Origins Vol. 1. The record features his former bandmate, Paul Stanley, providing vocals on a take of Free‘s “Fire and Water.” Coincidentally, Stanley was hospitalized last night as a result of a torn bicep tendon that caused Kiss to perform at a benefit without him. It was only the second time in Kiss’ history that Stanley has missed a concert.

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