BAD Boy Chiller Crew have thanked their fans for support after band member Gareth Kelly had to visit hospital at the weekend, meaning a gig had to be cancelled.

The Bradford sensations had been planning to celebrate securing second spot in the UK Album Charts last Friday at a gig in Middlesbrough, but had to cancel after a band member was taken ill.

Gareth Kelly – also known as GK – went to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell and was advised to rest for a few days, meaning the show at Stereo nightclub in the North Yorkshire town had to be postponed.

GK, who along with Kane and Clive make up Bad Boy Chiller Crew, were in high spirits after their second album ‘Disrespectful’ debuted at second spot in the Official Album Charts.

The trio charted above Adele and were only kept off top spot by Ed Sheeran, in a huge achievement for the bassline act who have shot to stardom over the past two years.

The gig in Middlesbrough due to be held at the weekend followed a mini-tour to mark the release of ‘Disrespectful’, packed with the group’s huge hits ‘Don’t You Worry About Me’, ‘Bikes and Scoobys’, and ‘Free’, along with latest single ‘BMW’, which has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

It follows a sell-out tour held in the UK and Ireland in the Autumn and a huge summer of festival performances across the country, and the gang are set to go back out on tour next month following the release of their album.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bad Boy Chiller Crew in a performance in LeedsBad Boy Chiller Crew in a performance in Leeds

A spokesperson for Bad Boy Chiller Crew said: "After feeling unwell at the end of last week, Gareth went to a local hospital on Saturday morning as a precaution.

“He was advised to rest for a few days and the band took the decision to reschedule their show that evening. No other appearances are affected.

“The band would like to thank everyone who came to a Disrespectful album launch show and all the fans who got them to Number 2 in the UK charts. They can’t wait to get back out on tour in April and May.”

The tour begins on April 12, with what’s set to be three back-to-back sell-out shows at O2 Academy in Leeds before the lads embark on a nationwide tour with a number of other venues already having sold out, and new dates added and venues upgraded in Newcastle and Belfast due to huge demand.

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