Kings of Leon were forced to cut short a concert in Dallas on Friday when Followill abandoned the stage after telling the crowd "I'm gonna go backstage and I'm gonna vomit, I'm gonna drink a beer."
A second source told US Weekly "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's been fighting for awhile."
Though bassist Jared Followill hinted at major issues in the band in a series of tweets over the weekend, the Kings of Leon's representative is sticking with the exhaustion story, and told Us Weekly that the band "look forward to getting back on the road at the end of September." The band may be reluctant to address Caleb Followill's apparent drinking problem because that information could lead to major financial and legal hassles regarding the cancellation of the tour.
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