London: American rockers Kings Of Leon are urging their frontman Caleb Followill to check into rehab over his “dark demon” drinking problems.
The news comes just 24 hours after they announced they were cancelling the money-spinning US leg of their current tour in the wake of some serious internal friction.
“They are trying to get him into rehab. It’s a dark demon he has been fighting for a while,” the Mirror quoted a source close to the band as telling USmagazine.com.
“They are trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. It is mostly for alcohol. That’s why they ended up cancelling the whole tour... he drinks like a fish.
Caleb had walked off stage halfway through the Kings of Leon live set on Friday, telling the crowd that he was too hot to perform.
He said: “I`m gonna go backstage and I’m gonna vomit. I`m gonna drink a beer and I`m gonna come back out here.”
However the singer failed to reappear on stage.
Yesterday, Caleb broke his silence on the fiasco, saying: “I’m just trying to get better.”