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Axl Rose Addresses Fans After Cutting Show Short Due to Illness

Guns N’ Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime” tour has gone off night after night without a hitch, with a notable exception taking place last weekend when the band cut their set short in Abu Dhabi due to Axl Rose battling illness.

A few days after the gig, Rose took to Twitter to thank all of the fans for their support and well wishes and confirmed he was battling a nasty flu.

Axl Rose on Twitter

Wanna thank All the fans, the band n' every1 4 their concern n' well wishes!???????? In Johannesburg w/plenty of time 2 b ready 4 the show!????????This flu or whatever is a wild ride! Comes in waves. Ur ok till ur not!????

Axl Rose on Twitter

Felt lame explainin' myself earlier on at the gig but really didn't know how things would play out n' we really wanted to do r best 4 the fans. Was a GREAT crowd, awesome venue, cool stage (w/a gentle breeze in the desert!????)


Axl Rose on Twitter

Thanks again n' hope any1's not 2 disappointed n' we look 4ward 2 see every1 again in the UAE!!????????????????????????????

Rose must be feeling better because 17 minutes after sending the last tweet in his health update, he dropped a Toto “Africa” joke.  

Axl Rose on Twitter

I felt the rains!! No really... I did!⛈????????

When you’re able to tweet about a meme, you must be almost 100 percent.  What’s Rose going to do next? Ask for some reggae?  (If that last sentence didn't make sense, click here for context.  You’ll be a better person for it.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.