If you’re planning to catch wacky Danish metal crew Volbeat this week save yourself a journey – frontman Michael Poulsen’s illness has forced the band to cancel the remainder of their UK tour.

The band released the following statement: “As you may or may not be aware, Volbeat had to cancel the first five shows of their UK tour…

“After the completion of the mainland European shows, Michael was suffering from exhaustion and has had to undergo various tests at hospital.

“We were anticipating the tour going ahead from Dec 1st. However, it has now become apparent that this is not going to be viable, and we are going to have to cancel all the UK dates forthwith. We are hoping to be able to reschedule these, but have no fixed dates at this time to be able to do so, hence this being a cancellation rather than keeping all tickets valid.

“Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience, and we will of course let you know as soon as we have further news.”