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- Posted on Aug 11th 2009 6:39AM by Stephen Dowling
The Australian band at the Q the Music Club at the Hard Rock Café and were playing their second song of the night when Cester passed out in front of the crowd.
The rest of Jet -- drummer Chris Cester, lead guitarist Cameron Muncey and bassist Mark Wilson -- finished playing their new single 'She's a Genius' before Cester stood up and told the crowd he had swine flu, before collapsing again.
The singer was then taken to the city's University College Hospital where he was treated for gastroenteritis, acute vomiting and dehydration, and kept in overnight for medical observation.
Bandmate Mark Wilson said there were no plans to cancel the show because all the members "had a moment where they've been chronically ill and had to go on stage.
"The only time we've ever cancelled shows is when Nic's throat swelled up and he couldn't actually make any sounds," the Press Association said.
Jet were in London to promote their third album 'Shaka Rock', which is due out in the UK in September.
The band had announced they would busk for cricket fans waiting for the start of the day's play at the Australia vs. England cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds on Monday, but had to cancel the appearance because Australia won the match on Sunday afternoon.