Kings Of Leon’s Caleb Followill has been urged by bandmates to check into rehab as they are concerned about his drinking.
The band called off the rest of their US tour after Caleb walked off stage in Dallas on Saturday, blaming the heat and a sore throat.
His brother Jared later hinted on Twitter that there was a more serious problem:
“I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade”
He later added: “Utterly depressed. It's completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I'd be there.”
A Kings of Leon rep has denied the claims, saying "Caleb is under doctor's orders for vocal rest,” and that the band should be back on tour “at the end of September."