5 Seconds of Summer show ends early after Ashton Irwin suffers ‘extreme heat exhaustion’

HOUSTON — Australian pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer ended a weekend concert early after drummer Ashton Irwin suffered heat exhaustion, the group announced Monday.

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According to Rolling Stone and Billboard, the incident occurred Sunday night during the band’s performance in Houston. The group played for about 45 minutes before abruptly canceling the rest of the show, Entertainment Weekly reported.

In an Instagram Stories post Monday, 5SOS told fans that the show “ended early due to a medical incident” involving Irwin, 27, according to Billboard.

“Upon experiencing physical symptoms, Ashton was taken to a local hospital for tests and medical review,” the post read. “As a result, it was advised Ashton had experienced extreme heat exhaustion. Thankfully and most importantly, he is feeling OK and recovering very well.”

Irwin also tweeted more details Monday afternoon and thanked fans for their support.

“It’s always amazing to play a massive energetic show in every environment thrown at us. Unfortunately this time my body gave out due to heat exhaustion. I was in tears in the ambulance, because I feel I’ve let many people down. I’m looking after myself and getting rest now,” he wrote.

“I feel so loved and looked after by my brothers and team and all of you. this is the price a dehydrated drummer pays when he takes on Texas heat. All will be made right, ticketing wise and rescheduling wise. I love you. Thanks for the love. I’ll be back onstage ASAP!”

He added: “I suffered from an intense migraine brought on by exhaustion and overheating onstage, which made me loose my vision and gave me symptoms of stroke in the left side of my body. So the decision was to end the show there and then.”

The band’s Rogers, Arkansas, tour stop – originally scheduled for Tuesday – has been postponed to July 26, according to EW and People magazine.