Heavy rockers BANGO TANGO have slammed rumours frontman JOE LESTE is on his deathbed after he was hospitalised on Wednesday (25Nov09).
The band was forced to scrap a gig in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday night when LeSte fell ill, prompting numerous online rumours suggesting the singer was close to death - with some even alleging he was dead.
But guitarist Alex Grossi has moved to put an end to the sick allegations, insisting LeSte is "alive and well" - although he fails to expand on what caused the rocker's hospital visit.
In a statement, Grossi says, "In response to the dozens of phone calls, text messages and emails regarding Joe LeSte, I would like to squash any rumours that he is dead or even close to it. Joe was indeed taken to the hospital on Wednesday evening, right before a Bang Tango performance that was set to take place at the Portage Theater in Chicago.
"Without going into detail, I can tell you, without reservation, that Joe is very much alive and well. He is currently stable and recovering in Chicago as I type this."
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