Elvis Costello forced to cancel remaining European dates
Bad news for Elvis Costello’s fans. The English musican has been forced to cancel the remaining 6 dates of his current European tour on medical grounds, as his doctor has strongly advised him to take a break from his current tour itinerary. Costello must definitely rest so performing live is out of the question.
Elvis apologised to his fans through a statement: “Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto’. He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.”
“I was elated and relieved that our European summer tour could go ahead. Post-surgical guidelines for such surgery, recommend three weeks to four weeks recovery depending on whether you are returning to a desk job or an occupation that involves physical work or travel.”
“It was impossible to judge how this advisory would line up with the demands on a traveling musician, playing 90-minute to 2-hour plus performances on a nightly basis but by the time we reached the Edinburgh Playhouse, I was almost fooled into thinking that normal service had been resumed.”
“I have to thank our friends attending last night’s show in Amsterdam and those in Antwerp, Glynde and at Newcastle City Hall for bearing me up. The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength.”
“Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour. My apologies go to our ticket holders in Manchester, Pula, Graz, Vienna, Tysnes and Rattvik but I would rather disappoint our friends there by not appearing than in pressing on with a show that is compromised and eventually puts my health at risk.”
Ticket holders should go to point of purchase for refunds.