Elvis Costello fight against cancer and breaks European tour

Beginning this week, he filled two times Openluchttheater Rivierenhof in Antwerp.

Elvis Costello © BELGAIMAGE

The British singer Elvis Costello fight against an aggressive cancer. That Friday he self-published. He immediately puts his European tour stop, which put him at the beginning of this week two times to the Openluchttheater Rivierenhof in Antwerp brought.

‘Six weeks ago, called my specialist to me, and said: “You need to with the Lotto start playing.” He had only rarely, or perhaps never, so small, but such a malicious kankertumor seen, that with a single operation could be defeated, ” writes Costello on his website. “I was excited and relieved that the European summer tour could continue.’

The Brit explains that after a surgery like his, is advised to have three to four weeks to recover, but that it is very difficult to estimate how he as a musician on tour, every night a half hours to two hours occurs, would react. “I want our friends to thank that last night we were present in Amsterdam, and also in Antwerp, Glynde and Newcastle City Hall for me to support,” he writes. ‘Spiritually, I was ready for it to continue to do, but I’ve now accepted that it will take longer than I had hoped to recover fully. Therefore, I must with regret in the heart for all the other concerts of this tour, cancel.’

There were six concerts are planned: in Manchester, Pula (Croatia), Graz and Vienna (Austria), Tysnes (Norway) and Rättvik (Sweden). Costello apologized on his website that he has his fans out there to disappoint, but also states that his health is not in danger can bring. In november and december there is a tour through the USA and Canada on the calendar.

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