AEW star Chris Jericho is reportedly recovering from a non-Covid related health issue in a UK hospital while on tour with his band Fozzy.
Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy has been forced to pull out of a concert in the UK after the AEW star was admitted to hospital.
A statement from the Fozzy that was shared on social media by the venue at which the band was due to perform claims that Jericho is currently recovering from a treatable health issue. As a result, the Fozzy concert at Sin City in the Welsh city of Swansea, UK was canceled.
The statement from the band reads as follows:
“Chris was checked into Hospital by doctors, with a non Covid related, treatable health issue. Regrettably the show on Friday in Swansea is cancelled and all tickets will be refunded. Will have updates on Saturdays show in Nottingham and Sunday’s show in London as soon as possible”.
In the same post, the venue’s representatives wished Jericho and speedy recovery.
The sold-out UK leg of Fozzy’s “Save The World” world tour kicked off n Liverpool on November 29. Since then the band has played seven shows in the UK and one in Ireland. With the cancellation of the Swansea gig, Fozzy has two remaining UK dates; one in Nottingham on December 11, and one in London on December 12. Whether Jericho recovers in time to make those shows remains to be seen, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Jericho has been absent from AEW programming since he was attacked backstage by Daniel Garcia and 2point0 on the December 1 edition of AEW Dynamite. The former AEW Champion’s last match went down at Full Gear on November 13 The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara & Santana) defeated the American Top Team (Andrei Arlovski, Dan Lambert & Junior Dos Santos) & Men Of The Year (Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky) in a Ten Man Tag Team Minneapolis Street Fight.
Chris Jericho says he is feeling good despite being hospitalized in the UK earlier this week.
Jericho spoke with the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and said the issue that caused his hospitalization was not serious.
“I’m feeling good. They just wanted to observe me overnight and I’m in the right place. Not COVID related,” Jericho said.
It was announced two days ago that Fozzy’s 12-date “Save The World” tour of the UK was 100% sold out at every stop. Jericho noted to The Observer how the tour has been.
“Tour has been amazing. 100 percent sold out and crowds have been absolutely nuts,” he said.
As of this writing, there is still no word on the last two dates of the Fozzy tour. The band had just performed in Bournemouth, England on Wednesday night, and after tonight’s nixed show in Swansea, were scheduled to wrap the tour on Saturday with a sold out show in Nottingham, and on Sunday with a sold out show in London. The original message from Thursday noted that they would have updates on the last two shows as soon as possible.
Jericho did not appear on AEW Dynamite this week due to the Fozzy tour. He last appeared during the December 1 Dynamite episode, and was attacked backstage by 2point0 and Daniel Garcia as a way to write him off TV for the tour. Jericho has not wrestled since The Inner Circle defeated Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky and American Top Team in the 10-man Street Fight at AEW Full Gear on November 13.
Source: Wrestling Inc.