Guns N’ Roses Announce Axl Rose Is ‘Severely Ill’

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Update: Click here to watch Axl Rose describe getting ‘injections’ and ‘throwing up’ due to his illness.

Guns N’ Roses played in Abu Dhabi on Sunday as their Not In This Lifetime tour nears its conclusion. Duff McKagan revealed on Twitter that frontman Axl Rose is very sick. He tweeted, “Thank you Abu Dhabi! @axlrose pulled a damn miracle…the man was beyond ill, and pulled off something I’ve never seen in my 40 yrs of playing. You all pulled him thru. Til next time!” The band had to cut their show short.

Slash tweeted, “Abu Dhabi, you guys were fucking great tonight! Axl was severely ill. But you all were hugely supportive. Thanks for that. We’ll see again next time! Cheers! iiii]; ) ‘”

A fan named Philip Anderson responded to McKagan’s tweet, “Shame you only played about 10 songs, disgrace.”

AppearanceAesthetics tweeted, “Shouldve stayed in his sick bed! How many hits!? and 1 1/2 hours to play Sweet Child & then Eric Clapton!! Glad I didn’t pay otherwise I’d be asking for a refund!! @gunsnroses.”

Bob Hoomans tweeted, “So that’s how you end a tour @Slash @DuffMcKagan @axlrose @gunsnroses ? No patience, night train or paradise city? Disappointed! And you played so well!”

AxlRoseCDII responded to the angry fans on MyGNRForum, “What a bunch of entitled, whiny babies on Twitter. Grow up. The man was not well and mentioned it during the show. He’s just a human.”

Gold Top 78 posted on MyGNRForum, “I can’t believe the amount of people at the show moaning about it. Axl said he was ill but still put on 2 hour show. I wonder what these people will think the next time they go to a gig and get a 2 hour show that’s the full set with no members sick. They should just have been thankful they got a show and still got to see Axl and Slash in the flesh after 25 years. ”

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  • Chris Newbould
    • Michael Rich

      Thanks for posting. I get this isn’t your opinion and my response isn’t to you but to the article and the people here making the same point.

      “some prioritising could have helped. Cut some of the covers and solos from the middle, give the crowd what they want, maybe?”

      Those solos and covers are there so a healthy axl can get a few breathers and pull off a 3+ hour show multiple times a week. Take them out of the show and they’d have been lucky to get an hour instead of the 2 hours they did get.

  • fuzzy2000

    A story quoting tweets. Pathetic excuse for news. Were these morons there?

  • Just The Truth

    2 hours is a good show, but they could have played a 1 song encore. Considering the fact they may never play Abu Dhabi again that’s not too much too ask, sick Axl or not.

  • Jaxson

    Axl’s now a leftist pig. Mr. “Police & Niggers” huh?? Hope U die, asshole Axl!

    • Michael Rich

      Why is he “now” a leftist pig? That song was released 30 years ago, and he’s clearly given it up. Are you pissed he gave it up? I guess that makes you a racist. Seriously, I’m trying to understand your thinking here. You said “now,” not “was,” the implication there is you’re pissed he no longer stands by one in a million.

  • Jaxson

    Slash & Duff:. You guys peaked with Scott, and have now regressed … by a lot!

    Cash in on that Gravy Train, Slash! Gotta get Perla & her Brazilian boyfriend payed off!

    • Michael Rich

      Bullshit. They’ve peaked now. They sound as good now as they ever have. There’s not the “edge” they had in the early days, and I wish they’d figure out how to get Izzy and sorum back in the mix (Adler was good, but he couldn’t handle a tour), but from a musical standpoint? They sound better than ever now. Axl’s voice is great, Slash’s guitar tone is fucking amazing, I’ve seen them 23 times just on the reunion tour and slash is what keeps me coming back. His guitar work on double talking jive, coma, out ta get me, nightrain, and paradise city is fucking amazing. Him and Duff are both sober, the animations behind the band perfectly suit the songs. It’s the second highest grossing tour of all time for a reason. The only difference between 2018 GNR and 1991 GNR is in 91, you never knew if you’d get an amazing 3 hour show or a 20 minute show and a riot. In 2018, you’re guaranteed a 3 hour show unless axl is sick (which he obviously was, he was red as a turnip in that video). So out of 160 shows, he cut one short because he was sick. BFD.

  • Flash Roxx Sawyer

    Are you that desperate for clicks? The headline implies the band has officially announced he’s dying but he played 20 songs and cut the show short cos he had been throwing up all day.

    Bassist Duff McKagan later tweeted: “Thank you Abu Dhabi! @axlrose pulled a damn miracle…the man was beyond ill, and pulled off something I’ve never seen in my 40 yrs of playing. You all pulled him thru. Til next time!”

    Guitarist Slash wrote on his Twitter account: “Abu Dhabi, you guys were fucking great tonight! Axl was severely ill. But you all were hugely supportive. Thanks for that. We’ll see again next time! Cheers!”

    That’s hardly “Guns n’ Roses announce Axl is severely ill”

    Pathetic.

  • Mikey 🐮💩🐙🐧🐒🐸🐰

    What’s sad is that when I was reading the band’s tweets about him being sick last night and saw them use the phrase “severely ill”, i thought to myself that your site would end up using that phrase as the headline to make it look like he was dying to try to get clicks. Disappointed to see that’s exactly what happened. And you quickly moved it to the main article to show when the site opens. You are sad and pathetic with a huge lack of integrity and you REVEAL it.. to use your favorite word.. more and more each day.

  • Isaiah Rezac

    This site has become pathetic. Been visiting everyday for at least 5 years. Click bait is getting old. I guess it’s my fault for visiting everyday. Isn’t there anything better to report? Maybe Failure’s new album that you have completely ignored? A band you once covered and was relevant to what the site used to be. This site has deviated far from what it once was.