KISS Cancels Pennsylvania Show Due to Paul Stanley’s Health Issue

by Joe Rutland

Legendary rock music band KISS will be sidelined after lead singer Paul Stanley came down ill before a Thursday concert in Pennsylvania.

According to TMZ, Stanley tested positive for COVID-19 before a concert at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pa. He is fully vaccinated and is doing OK.

There were some reports on Twitter that he might have some heart issues. But Stanley went on Twitter to stop that really quick.

“PEOPLE!!! I am fine!” he wrote. “I am not in ICU! My heart allows me to do 26 miles a day on my bike! I don’t know where this came from but it’s absolute nonsense.”

KISS Lead Singer Stanley Has Been With Band Since 1970s

KISS is on tour with the band’s next concert coming up on Saturday in North Carolina.

“More information about show dates will be made available ASAP,” a representative for KISS told TMZ. Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated.

“The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows,” the rep said. “The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines.”

Stanley has been the band’s lead singer since the 1970s. He and bassist Gene Simmons remain from the original lineup out there with KISS.

Classic Rock Band Has Compiled Powerful List Of Songs, Gold Albums

KISS has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The band has earned 30 Gold albums throughout its long career. Songs like “King of the Night Time World” and “Detroit Rock City” are staples to classic rock fans. The band has numerous other songs that its fan base goes nuts about hearing at concerts.

With their stage makeup and pyrotechnics, KISS grabbed the hearts of many teenage boys and girls. The band has performed without their makeup at times, too, over the decades. Still, KISS remains one of rock’s iconic bands.

KISS will be back on stage soon. Simmons drew the ire of former Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth after KISS replaced him as their opening act. He spoke to Rolling Stone about the change.

“It bears noting that during Dave’s heyday, nobody did what he did,” Gene Simmons said. “He was the ultimate frontman. Not [Robert] Plant, not Rod Stewart, nobody. He took being a frontman way beyond anything. then, I don’t know what happened to him… something. And you get modern-day Dave.

“I prefer to remember Elvis Presley in his prime,” Simmons said. “Sneering lips, back in Memphis, you know, doing all that. I don’t want to think of bloated naked Elvis on the bathroom floor.”