On Monday July 14, Todd Hembrook, vocalist for Chicago ska/jamaican soul act Deal's Gone Bad was rushed to hospital with extreme stomach pains where he underwent surgery to have his appendix removed. He is recovering well but his condition is forcing the band to cancel most of their East Coast Tour, at least up until July 29th in Cincinnati, OH. The group is hoping that Todd will be well enough to play later dates and will announce details via MySpace. Canceled dates are to be re-scheduled as soon as possible.

Deal's Gone Bad is currently supporting their recent album The Ramblers, which was released in conjunction with Jump Up and Megalith Records. The band also recently released a 3 CD box set of their earlier work.