British punk-legends THE EXPLOITED have been forced to cancel their forthcoming tour dates with label-mates HATEBREED and cease all activities until May 2014.

Singer Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack on stage during the band's concert on Thursday night (February 13) in Lisbon, Portugal during the "Tour Of Chaos" with HATEBREED and NAPALM DEATH.

THE EXPLOITED released following statement;

"We are sorry to say that due to a severe illness that Wattie can't continue with the tour. He will be in hospital for at least a week.
Thanks for all the get-well messages. Much appreciated. Regards."

All the best wishes from the whole Nuclear Blast Team - Get well soon, Wattie!