AXL ROSE Thanks Fans And Bandmates For Support After Abu Dhabi Illness

AXL ROSE Thanks Fans And Bandmates For Support After Abu Dhabi Illness

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose has thanked fans and his bandmates for their support after his illness forced the group to play an abbreviated show this past weekend in the United Arab Emirates.

Despite the fact that he didn't feel well, Rose managed to perform more than half of the band's regular 28-song set on Sunday (November 25) in Abu Dhabi before pulling the plug on the gig after playing the GN'R classic "November Rain".

Ahead of GUNS N' ROSES' November 29 concert in South Africa, Rose took to his Twitter account to write: "Wanna thank All the fans, the band n' every1 4 their concern n' well wishes! In Johannesburg w/plenty of time 2 b ready 4 the show! This flu or whatever is a wild ride! Comes in waves. Ur ok till ur not!

"Felt lame explainin' myself earlier on at the gig but really didn't know how things would play out n' we really wanted to do r best 4 the fans. Was a GREAT crowd, awesome venue, cool stage (w/a gentle breeze in the desert!

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"Thanks again n' hope any1's not 2 disappointed n' we look 4ward 2 see every1 again in the UAE!!"

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix special closed the Asian leg of GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour that has now lasted almost three years. According to The National, the gig was the 157th night of a 31-month jaunt, which went around the world twice, played to five million people and is on track to be the second highest-grossing tour of all time — overtaking even THE ROLLING STONES. Only U2 has grossed more from a single tour than GN'R's projected earnings of $600 million.

GUNS N' ROSES will play the last show of 2018 on December 8 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Three-fifths of the classic GUNS lineup reunited in 2016 after last performing together more than two decades earlier.

Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

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