The New York Post reports fans of Gene Simmons were left in the lurch Thursday after he canceled a book signing at Final Vinyl, a Tampa, Florida record store. Fans from as far away as North Carolina began lining up at noon for the 7 p.m. appearance. At 4:30 p.m., a Simmons rep called to cancel, saying the rocker was bedridden with bronchitis. However, Simmons was later spotted at a local mall – in Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret and Neiman-Marcus – with four women in tow. Despite his illness, he managed to sign 8-by-10 glossies for his adoring fans at the mall.