After cancelling two sold-out Automaton tour dates in May due to frontman Jay Kay’s back injury, Jamiroquai has announced a new date, September 15, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.
Jay Kay was hospitalized and was “given an intense program of rehabilitation,” according to his message posted on concert promoter Creativeman’s website, but had to cancel because “the chance of exacerbating the initial injury would be extremely high.”
The 47-year-old star posted a video on Instagram showing himself “immobilized” on a hospital bed after receiving “stunningly painful” injections his spinal discs. Fans from around the world sent their well-wishes in the comments.
Jamiroquai lost a founding member when original keyboardist Toby Smith passed away on April 11. Shortly after the heartbreaking loss of his longtime friend and bandmate, the band’s lead singer found himself in a hospital bed unable to move, but despite the succession of unfortunate events, he assured fans that “we can rebuild.”
The tickets for the May dates in Tokyo sold out in 5 minutes. The newly announced show in September will be held in a much larger venue than the two canceled shows.