Fleetwood Mac Cancels Tour Due to Band Member’s Cancer Diagnosis
Rock band Fleetwood Mac has canceled its tour following news that bassist John McVie has cancer.
The band just wrapped a European leg of the tour, but had to cancel dates in Australia and New Zealand so McVie can undergo treatment.
Band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham explained in a statement: "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."
No word yet on what kind of cancer McVie is battling.
Christie McVie, John's ex-wife and the band's original keyboardist, is not officially on the tour, but did surprise audiences in London when she came onstage in September for a rendition of "Don't Stop."
Fleetwood Mac has been promoting their new album "Extended Play," which features the group's first new studio material in 10 years.