Stephen Perkins Hospitalized
By Andy Doerschuk Published July 23, 2009
Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins has been admitted to the Infectious Disease Ward at Cedar's-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for treatment of an infection in his elbow. Doctors expect to keep him there for the next few days for further diagnosis and observation while antibiotic treatment continues. Fans are being asked not to worry as a full recovery is expected over the next few weeks.
The reformed original lineup of Jane's Addiction had been on their first world tour in over 17 years and had just returned to Los Angeles from a successful European leg when the mysterious infection was discovered after Perkins noticed severe swelling and pain building in his elbow.
The group's Australian tour, due to start on Saturday, is forced to be cancelled at this time.