Buckcherry has been forced to postpone two recent concerts in Montana — August 10 in Great Falls and August 11 in Butte — due...

Buckcherry has been forced to postpone two recent concerts in Montana — August 10 in Great Falls and August 11 in Butte — due to the illness of lead singer Josh Todd. The rock group also canceled two shows in Germany the week before.

“Due to a severe respiratory tract infection and laryngitis, Josh Todd, lead singer for Buckcherry, has been ordered by an ENT consultant at the London Clinic not to perform until further notice,” read a statement on the band’s official Web site regarding the initial overseas cancellations.

There are plans to reschedule Montana shows. The German shows were originally scheduled for the Underground in Cologne on August 4 and the Magnet Club in Berlin on August 5. These shows also are expected to be rescheduled.

The band’s manager said in a statement, “After eight critically acclaimed shows in the UK, culminating in a packed show at The Forum for the Kerrang! Awards and a performance at Sonisphere, it is unfortunate Buckcherry will be delayed in showing Germany what UK fans were able to witness the last two weeks.”

Todd added, “The band has really been looking forward to performing in Germany, and I am saddened to be in this position. We look forward to returning soon and thank all of the German fans for their support of Buckcherry.”

The group’s next scheduled show in August 18 at the South Okanagan Events Center in Pentincton, BC.