KISS’ Gene Simmons Undergoes Kidney Stone Procedure

KISS singer/bassist Gene Simmons has reportedly undergone surgery to remove kidney stones.

According to TMZ, Simmons was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. The procedure was non-invasive and only took about an hour to complete.

Kidney stones are small clumps of salt and minerals that stick together when a person doesn’t have enough water in their system to remove them. They make urinating very painful.

Last month, KISS were forced to postpone a concert in Salt Lake City, saying that Simmons had to undergo a medical procedure.

“Apologies to the fans in Salt Lake City. We will come back and do the show at a later date,” Simmons said. “The truth is, I have to fly to LA to do a medical procedure. Nothing serious. But it must be taken care of now. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well.”

Last month, KISS also postponed shows in Oakland and Los Angeles. The date at Oakland Arena, originally set for September 16, is now listed on the venue web site as March 6. The date at Staples Center in Los Angeles, originally set for September 20, now takes place March 4.

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