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- Posted on Jan 11th 2012 12:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to a press release Jan. 11, Kiedis "recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery." There's no word as to how or when Kiedis was injured.
Drummer Chad Smith added a bit more info via Twitter on Kiedis.
"Ak had surgery mon. on his foot so he's out for 8 weeks...our sincere apologies for the inconvenience" he tweeted Wednesday morning. "ALL u.s. dates have been rescheduled." The new dates are currently up on the band's site.
The trek was originally set to begin in Sunrise, Florida on Jan. 20 and run through to March 16 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The revised route now sees the tour broken up into smaller segments over 2012, beginning March 29 in St. Petersburg, FLA and continuing to April 12 in Memphis, TN. Four California dates are now set from Aug. 11-15 with additional dates set for September and October. The final stop was originally scheduled for Little Rock, Arkansas on March 13 but fans will now have to wait until October 25 for that show. Tickets for the original dates will be honored at the new dates.
Recently named to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year, the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrapped up their European tour before Christmas but performed a special New Year's Eve show at a lavish party thrown by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.