Pennywise frontman collapses on stage, shows cancelled

July 01 2012, 2:37 PM EDT By Brian Kraus

Pennywise frontman Zoli Teglas collapsed during a recent set as a result of chronic back pain. The band offered the following update:

"The Pennywise shows with the Flatliners, in Hengelo and Schweinfurt are canceled.

Zoli was having back-pain throughout the tour, and at Full Force festival he collapsed on stage a few times during the set. He was taken to the emergency room where they said he needed an immediate operation, or risk the chance of paralysis. Needless to say we will have to cancel Hengelo and Schweinfurt, and hope for a quick recovery. We are very sorry we are forced to cancel these shows but Zolis health is our main focus right now...."