Judas Priest Forced To Cancel Show Due to Rob Halford's Bronchitis

June 5, 2019

In the final month of their North American Firepower tour, Judas Priest announced that their show in Colorado Springs, CO on June 5th has been cancelled due to Rob Halford's bronchitis.

The band said in a statement, "We are very sorry to say that Rob Halford has been fighting bronchitis for over a week and now doctors have told him he needs full rest so his voice can recover - therefore tomorrow’s Judas Priest concert at Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs has unfortunately been cancelled."

Judas Priest apologized to fans for the last-minute cancellation, but assured them that they will return to fulfill the date. "We did not want to cancel this show but Rob's health must come first - we are so sorry to disappoint our fans but THE PRIEST WILL BE BACK to Colorado Springs at a later date - until then refunds for all tickets will be available at point of purchase"

A week ago, Halford went viral after being seen kicking a smartphone out of a fan's hand mid-performance. According to the band and audience members that witnessed the incident, the fan in question had their smartphone's flashlight on, which was interfering with Halford's concentration onstage.