The Huffington Post reported on Sunday that Fleetwood Mac has been forced to cancel tour dates in Australia and New Zealand after it was revealed that John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer.
The legendary rock band posted a statement on their Facebook page over the weekend, announcing the cancelation of their tour dates and wishing John McVie and his family the best.
Fleetwood Mac, who has just completed their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, has announced the cancelation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand. We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates.”
Fleetwood Mac recently completely a hugely successful European and U.S. tour. The band also released a 4-track EP called “Extended Play” with four new songs back in April. The recent tour has been the first time that McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsay Buckingham have played together in three years. McVie’s ex-wife and former Fleetwood Mac member, Christine McVie, joined the band on stage during one of their performances at the London O2 Arena in September.
No further details have been released about McVie or his condition, only that he is scheduled to undergo cancer treatment during the time of the now cancelled tour dates in Australia and New Zealand.