Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon were forced to cancel a concert after Nathan Followill [far right] was injured in a road accident. REUTERS

Kings of Leon have been forced to cancel a concert after band member Nathan Followill was injured in a road accident involving the rock group's tour bus.

The 35-year-old drummer suffered the injury when a pedestrian leapt in front of the group's tour bus, forcing the driver to perform an emergency stop. He was later taken to hospital.

The Nashville-founded group had to postpone a concert in New York, despite Followill reportedly "doing well" after the event.

Following the incident, the drummer took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and hinted at a speedy recovery, saying: "Thank you for all of the get well soons. I'm a little banged up but will be back better than ever."

Nathan's brother, Jared, who plays guitar in the band, also used Twitter to reassure fans they would be back on stage soon: "So sad this a.m...Bus accident last night. Nathan has broken ribs. This was the most fun tour in a while. We'll be back ASAP."

Meanwhile, an official band statement said: "The band was en route to their hotel after their show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the bus to stop short, injuring Nathan Followill."

Fans with tickets for the Saratoga Springs concert were offered full refunds and continue to leave messages of support for the injured drummer on social media.