Greta Van Fleet was hit by illness that resulted in the postponement of a number of their upcoming shows, and guitarist Jake Kiszka actually ended up in the hospital.

On March 16, GVF shared that Jake and singer Josh Kiszka were both dealing with non-Covid illnesses. Late yesterday (March 17), the band shared an update on Jake and Josh saying, in part, “While Josh has mostly recovered, Jake’s diagnosis is more complex. What started as a small cough on Tuesday rapidly progressed overnight, requiring his admission to the hospital yesterday.”

The band’s statement continued, “The last 24 hours have been arduous as doctors were unsure of the exact illness. Fortunately, after further evaluation, they are confident in their diagnosis of pneumonia and an optimal course of treatment has been determined.”

GVF were slated for a round of shows around their native Michigan all of which have been postponed to later dates. They are currently slated to return to the road on March 22 in Madison Wis. A current tour itinerary can be found at

We send our well-wishes to Jake for a full and speedy recovery.


GALLERY: Greta Van Fleet – Lollapalooza Sao Paulo 2019

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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