Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres was hospitalized over the weekend to undergo emergency gall bladder surgery.
The band took to their website to explain the situation, writing, "Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres was rushed to the hospital for a second time with severe pain in his abdomen and will undergo gall bladder surgery. This follows an emergency appendectomy last week. He is expected to return to the stage and the Bon Jovi tour in the very near future."
Jon Bon Jovi also released a statement regarding Torres' medical condition.
“Tico Torres has been the heart and soul of our band since we started 30 years ago,” he said. “He’s also one tough SOB and we look forward to him again pounding away brilliantly at the drums on remainder of this and future tours.”
The group took to the stage at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro without Torres, but thankfully had New Jersey native Rich Scannella on hand to fill in.
I would like to say a quick Thank You to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts thus far. There is nothing that can prepare one for a medical emergency but I have been taken especially good care of and would again like to thank all my doctors and health care professionals.
I am very disappointed not to be able to perform but our friend Rich Scannella will stand in for me. You are in good hands.
I will be there in spirit and back on stage in soon
Enjoy the show. #RockinRio