Aerosmith bass player Tom Hamilton was forced to quit the Australian leg of the Aerosmith tour last Friday before the band’s first Melbourne gig but today checked in with fans from his sickbed.

Hamilton tweeted, “The only thing thats kinda cool about this pneumonia thing, is all the sweet sweet luv Im gettin from the 4 corners of the globe!”.

Hamilton flew to Australia and played on the first Aerosmith show in Sydney on April 20 and also the next in New Zealand but fell ill with pneumonia just prior to the Melbourne show last weekend.

He returned back to the USA and in his place bass player David Hull was flown in to continue the tour.

Hull is a seasoned veteran having played with Aerosmith before when Hamilton was sidelined. He is also a member of Joe Perry’s Joe Perry Project and when he is not playing Aerosmith or Perry bass-lines writes the soundtrack music for the TV show NCIS.

David Hull will perform with Aerosmith tomorrow night for their final Australian show in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena.

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