Widespread Panic have issued a statement on the cancellation of their Chicago Theatre run. The group was slated to perform at the venue from February 15-17, but those shows were postponed at the last minute to February 28-March 1 after “one of our brothers ran into some unexpected health issues.” The rescheduled shows were then cancelled for unspecified reasons.

Now, the band has issued a statement explaining the shows were cancelled because bassist Dave Schools was recently hospitalized.

A note from the band says:

Dear Friends and Fans,

We want to provide you with a quick update regarding the canceled Widespread Panic shows in Chicago.

Recently, Dave had a brief stint in the hospital due to an unexpected health concern. We’re happy to share that he is on the road to a full recovery and in good spirits.

Dave and the Boys are excited to reunite for the upcoming St. Augustine concerts in March.

Thanks to everyone for your understanding and Loving words of encouragement these past weeks.

Rock on, The Widespread Panic Family

Schools and frontman John Bell are the two surviving founding members of the band. Panic’s St. Augustine, FL run is slated to take place from March 22-24.