Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose showed more than just a little patience when he powered through most of his planned concert set Sunday despite being “severely ill.”
The hard rock band was playing a gig at the Du Arena in Abu Dhabi as part of their “Not in This Lifetime” tour when Rose broke the news to the crowd.
“They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections because I got sick today,” he’s heard saying in a video posted by someone in the audience. “I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours. So, instead of cancelling, I’m gonna do the best show we can for you.”
The group that rose to fame in the late ‘80s thanks to songs like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Patience” reportedly made it about two-thirds through their set before calling it quits.
Lead guitarist Slash tweeted after the show, “Abu Dhabi, you guys were f—ing great tonight! Axl was severely ill. But you all were hugely supportive. Thanks for that. We’ll see again next time!”
Bassist Duff McKagan also thanked fans in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates for being understanding of the situation, adding that Rose “pulled a damn miracle.”
“The man was beyond ill, and pulled off something I’ve never seen in my 40 yrs of playing,” McKagan wrote on Twitter. “You all pulled him thru.”