(Left) Flaming Lips, with Drozd on far left.
Flaming Lips multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd, who joined as the Oklahoma band’s drummer in 1991, remains hospitalized in Palm Beach, Florida after being admitted last Wednesday with a still-undisclosed ailment. According to the band’s publicist, Rick Gershon, Drozd is expected to “fully recover” within the next two weeks, and Drozd personally posted a message on Twitter that read: “Thank you, everyone, for your concern. I had to do this and I'm getting it together.”
As a result of this setback, the band canceled three headlining dates, including tonight’s scheduled appearance at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Memphis In May Festival on May 1, and the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shore, Alabama on May 15.