Machine Gun Kelly Postpones Three Shows Due to Movie Set Chest Injury; Releases 'Let You Go' From 'Bloom' Album

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Machine Gun Kelly onstage during Rock On The Range festival at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus on May 20, 2016.   

After collapsing on stage last weekend during a concert Machine Gun Kelly has been forced to postpone three upcoming gigs due to a serious chest injury. The "Bad Things" rapper broke the news in a message posted on Thursday afternoon (Apr. 27) in which he revealed that fans in Fargo, North Dakota (Apr. 28), Clive, Iowa (Apr. 29) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 1) will have to wait until May to see him in person. 

"As many of you know I sustained a pretty intense chest injury on a movie set last week," MGK (born Colson Baker) wrote. "Since then I've seen multiple doctors in attempt to speed up my recovery process. I was advised to take one month off to make sure I fully recovered but you know that's not how I rock." 

Despite his determination not to let down fans, though, the rapper did announce that he's rescheduling Fargo for May 25, Clive for May 26 and Tulsa to be announced soon.

A spokesperson for MGK could not be reached for further comment at press time. The rapper collapsed backstage during a show at the Seminole Casino in South Florida on Saturday (Apr. 22) after experiencing severe chest pains. A few days later he explained that he took some "serious damage to my chest plate/ribs this week" a seeming allusion to a previous tweet in which he said he "got punched in the chest 65 times. pretty sure I can't breathe" while on the Chicago set of the sci-fi action movie Captive State, the Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) film in which he stars alongside Vera Farmiga, John Goodman and Ashton Sanders. 

On Tuesday, he tweeted: "it feels like a f---ing knife is just stuck in the left side of my chest." Trying to turn a negative into a positive, MGK used his convalescent time to release a new song from his upcoming album, Bloom, the intense bad breakup tune "Let You Go." The rock-tinged tune features MGK singing, "Whoa, whoa, she said you need to le me go/ Whoa, whoa/ She said I'd die for you, you're like my drug but I can't get high off you/ You're not mine anymore."


The 13-track Bloom is due out on May 12 and features collabos with James Arthur, Hailee Steinfeld, Ty Dolla $ign, Quavo, Dubxx and, of course, his hit single with Camila Cabello, "Bad Things." The tracklist for Bloom:

“The Gunner”
“Wake + Bake”
“Go for Broke” Feat. James Arthur
“At My Best” Feat. Hailee Steinfeld
“Kiss the Sky”
“Golden God”
“Trap Paris” Feat. Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign
“Moonwalkers” Feat. Dubxx
“Can’t Walk”
“Bad Things” (with Camila Cabello)
“Let You Go”