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Greta Van Fleet postpones shows due to Josh Kiszka rupturing eardrum

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Greta Van Fleet has postponed three of the band’s upcoming shows due to frontman Josh Kiszka rupturing an eardrum.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Kiszka shares that he suffered the injury during GVF’s show in Bangor, Maine, earlier this month.

“Upon further evaluation I have just been advised it needs more time to heal than initially anticipated,” Kiszka writes. “I’m working closely with my team to ensure I get proper rest in order to finish out the year strong.”

The affected dates — which include stops scheduled for Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday, October 18; Greenville, South Carolina, on Wednesday, October 19; and Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday, October 21 — are currently being rescheduled. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates, and refunds will also be available.

“I’m gutted to have to do this and I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate the love and support you give us every night,” Kiszka writes. “It’s devastating to make this announcement, but know it’s imperative in order to keep performing.”

“Thank you for sticking by us through thick and thin,” he adds. “I look forward to seeing all of your lovely faces soon.”

Kiszka’s condition adds to what’s already been a rough health year for Greta Van Fleet. Earlier this year, guitarist Jake Kiszka was hospitalized with pneumonia, forcing the band to postpone much of their spring U.S. tour. They also had to pull out of a European festival performance over the summer due to a band member contracting COVID-19.

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