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Kings of Leon Beg Caleb Followill to Go to Rehab

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There’s new information emerging about Kings of Leon in wake of their recent cancellation of the remaining 28 dates of their tour.

US Weekly is reporting that the band members are urging singer Caleb Followill to enter rehab, even though the “official” story is that he is suffering from common band dude ailments like vocal issues and exhaustion, according to a statement issued by the Kings’ publicist.

However, a source close to the band told the tab that there is a bit of an intervention being staged, even tossing around the “r” word — as in “rehab.” The source said, “They are trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. [That’s why] they ended up canceling the whole tour. He drinks like a fish.”

The band cut short their Dallas show on Friday night, canceled their Houston show on Saturday and then canceled the entire tour on Monday.

Another source suggested that Followill’s drinking problem is bad and was quoted as saying, “It’s true. Caleb’s drinking is out of control and they are trying to get him into rehab. It’s a dark demon he has been fighting for a while.” The band members even hinted that something was going on beyond the excuses that were being provided to the fans.

However, a band rep insists that the cancellation stems from vocal issues. A new statement to the tabloid read as follows: “The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor’s orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about canceling. They look forward to getting back on the road at the end of September.”

Whatever the case, we hope that Followill gets the help he needs, be it for his voice or for a drinking problem, if he indeed has one.

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