The BBC reports a spokesman for the band confirmed that Jones become ill, according to the BBC, and the band’s tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland has been cancelled.

The following message was posted on the band’s Web site:

“We regret to announce that guitarist Malcolm Jones has been taken ill and as a result we have been forced to cancel the forthcoming tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”

“We are deeply sorry for the short notice and obvious inconvenience that this will cause. Ticket holders should contact their vendor for refunds. We will give you more information as soon as possible however, in the meantime, are sure you will join us in wishing Malcolm a speedy recovery.”

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