Report: Gene Simmons Underwent Kidney Stones Surgery
Gene Simmons is once again battling kidney stones, according to TMZ.com. Kiss was forced to cancel the last few dates of its summer run last month due to Simmons needing to head back to L.A. for "a medical procedure." Fans will remember that back in 2015, Simmons sold off one of his kidney stones for $15,000 and donated the money to charity.
According to the report, "Sources close to the KISS singer tell TMZ. . . Gene was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday (October 1st) morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. It's non-invasive, we're told, and only took about an hour to complete. Our sources say a stent was inserted in his urethra, which helps urine flow from the kidney to the bladder . . . ultimately forcing the stones to pass through. Sounds like he'll be peeing 'em out soon. We're told the stent will be removed in about a week -- and any remaining stones will be removed too. Gene should be good to go at that point."
Kiss will next perform on October 30th as part of their annual Kiss Kruise, which launches from Miami. Joining the band will be such special guests as former-Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, the Darkness, and Warrant, among others.