German rockers the Scorpions' farewell tour has been hit by illness - singer KLAUS MEINE is suffering a chest cold and has been told he can't perform until Thursday (01Jul10).
The diagnosis has prompted the Rock You Like a Hurricane hitmakers to cancel a performance in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday (30Jun10).
Meine is expected to be ready to take to the stage again on Thursday in Detroit, Michigan.
A statement from the band reads, "It is with a heavy heart that we have to disappoint our longtime, devoted fans in Columbus, Ohio by not being able to perform there. Klaus' doctors have told him in no uncertain terms that he needs the proper rest so he can shake the bug and successfully continue the tour."
Cinderella, the Scorpions' support act for the cancelled show, will perform a free show for Ohio fans.