Carl Palmer Gets E. Coli, Cancels Asia Tour

Tonight reports that the legendary progressive rock pioneer Carl Palmer has been diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection. His illness prompted him to cancel his upcoming tour with rock supergroup Asia.

The band posted a message on its website, which read, “Asia, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocal, bass), has been forced to cancel the 30th Anniversary UK Tour due to drummer Carl Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli.”