Just six days into Mastodon’s European tour with Slayer, guitarist Bill Kelliher (he’s wearing the "A Cut Above" t-shirt in the picture) was admitted to a hospital in London. He is currently in treatment. Ain’t nobody telling just what kind of illness Kelliher contracted, but a band spokesperson told Spin.com "At this point all we know is that Bill was not feeling well upon arrival to the UK and went to the hospital where doctors are running tests now."
Mastodon has decided to continue the Unholy Alliance Chapter III tour as a trio while Kelliher recuperates. He is expected to recover in time to join them for a short headlining tour through Europe, which begins in Utrecht, Holland on November 30th and finishes at the All Tomorrow’s Parties fest in Somerset, England on December 7th.
Get well Bill. You’ve got an upcoming new album to get people amped about.