My Chemical Romance's Japanese tour has suffered a serious setback after illness forced guitarist FRANK IERO to fly home to the US.
The band were in Tokyo on the eve of a four-gig tour when the star broke the news. They are also due to perform in New Zealand and Australia.
Iero will be temporarily replaced by Drive By's TODD PRICE, according to MTV.
The band have refused to comment on the nature of the guitarist's condition.