Foreigner Singer Lou Gramm Hospitalized, Sidelined from Tour

Founding members are on the road with the current line-up

October 2, 2019

Original Foreigner singer Lou Gramm is hospitalized with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue, forcing him to sit out a few concerts.

"I’m very disappointed about not being able to perform at the Foreigner Double Vision: Then & Now shows for all the fans,” the 69-year-old said in a statement. “My doctor insists if I pushed myself to perform, I would be in big trouble. So doctor’s orders, I ride the bench. Rock on!"

The tour will go on with other original members as they join founding member and band mainstay Mick Jones and the current line-up. Gramm will miss dates at casinos in Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Washington and refunds are being offered.

“We will all miss Lou at our upcoming shows and we join all his family, friends, and fans in wishing him a speedy recovery,” Jones said.

Double Vision: Then & Now will also be an album and movie that recaps a concert the past and present lineups performed in 2017. It features some of Foreigner’s biggest hits like “Feels Like the First Time,” Juke Box Hero” and “”Waiting for a Girl Like You.”

“This was a show that I will always remember!" Jones recalled enthusiastically. "Sharing the stage with the guys that shaped Foreigner in the beginning and the stellar musicians that carry the flag in the new millennium, was a truly emotional moment.”

Double Vision: Then & Now will be released on November 15.