Heart: Tour stops due to singer's medical problems

Heart: Tour stops due to singer’s medical problems

The Heart postpone all remaining dates of the 2024 tour because Ann Wilson is undergoing cancer treatment.

The historic American rock band, born in the mid-70s, officially confirmed on social media the postponement of the tour “Royal Flush” “for medical reasons.” The band did not provide further information, but urged fans to “hold on to your tickets, as they will be valid” for the rescheduled dates.

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In a separate post, Ann Wilson returned to the topic, explaining that the “emergency” surgery she underwent in late May was to remove something that “was apparently cancerous.”

She added: “The operation was successful and I feel great, but my doctors advised me to undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy and I decided to do so. And so my doctors ordered me to take the rest of the year away from the stage to fully recover.”

Wilson also wrote that she “absolutely” plans to “return to the stage in 2025,” and concluded that the post would be “the last public statement I would make about this.”

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By the end of May, following the surgery, Wilson and Heart had announced that their European concerts would be canceled because the singer was undergoing “sensitive” medical procedures. The nature of the illness was unknown at the time, and Wilson was expected to recover in six weeks. Heart wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour with Cheap Trick in May.

In April, the band joined Jimmy Fallon to perform the ’80s hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on the occasion of the solar eclipse of April 8, the first since 2017.