Bloc Party star MATT TONG's collapsed lung couldn't have come at a better time for the British rockers - because it gave them a reason to pull out of PANIC! AT THE DISCO's US tour.
The group members admit they didn't feel comfortable supporting the young American glam rockers and wanted to ditch the tour, just as the extent of Tong's illness became clear.
Frontman KELE OKEREKE admits, "We knew the sort of fans they had, and we knew it would be a challenge. I thought they were going to have a gothic teenage fan base. There were lots of really young kids, really young girls.
"We didn't have much experience with that... (but) the band seemed like very nice people... We only played three songs."
But Tong is less diplomatic: "Panic! probably wouldn't be offended if we said we'd probably misjudged their fans."