Korn's Jonathan Davis - pictured with rapper Snoop Dogg - has been diagnosed with a rare blood ailment. As a direct result, the band will not immediately honour their European touring commitments, but return to the US so that the singer can rest up.
The band employed a series of guest singers for their Download set at the weekend (see yesterday's news item). Davis' illness is thought so serious, though, that he must rest for a good few weeks, and therefore the band have decided to cancel their European tour. All dates will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Korn are due to play on the Family Values tour in the States, which kicks off on July 27. It is hoped that Davis will have recovered by then. Other bands on the tour include Stone Sour, Fly Leaf and Deftones.