Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour has been full of obstacles for the 30-year-old band's 2013 world-wide tour. Drummer Tico Torres has been rushed to the hospital for a second time in the past week to receive emergency surgery according to Hollywood News Daily reports on Saturday, September 21.
As previously reported Tico Torres underwent emergency appendectomy surgery back on Sept. 10 forcing the band to postpone pone their Mexico concert stop.
The Bon Jovi drummer has now been rushed back to the hospital a second time with severe pain in his abdomen and will undergo gall bladder surgery.
Lead singer and CEO Jon Bon Jovi posted the following message to fans on the bands official site writing:
“Tico Torres has been the heart and soul of our band since we started 30 years ago,” said Jon Bon Jovi. “He’s also one tough SOB and we look forward to him again pounding away brilliantly at the drums on remainder of this and future tours.”
Bon Jovi, who began the band's current leg of their Because We Can tour at “Rock in Rio” in Rio De Janeiro on September 20th reveals that New Jersey native Rich Scannella will fill in for Torres until his doctors clear him to play.
Tico Torres also added his own personal note stating:
I would like to say a quick Thank You to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts thus far. There is nothing that can prepare one for a medical emergency but I have been taken especially good care of and would again like to thank all my doctors and health care professionals.
I am very disappointed not to be able to perform but our friend Rich Scannella will stand in for me. You are in good hands.
I will be there in spirit and back on stage in soon
Enjoy the show. #RockinRio
Feel better soon Tico Torres hope to see you back on the stage very soon!
2013 has been a difficult and trying year for Bon Jovi with the controversy over the absence of lead guitarist Richie Sambora, and now Tico Torres' health issue.
Fans are however, banning together in support of the band and hope t find everyone working out their differences and health issues very soon.
Do you believe that Bon Jovi will work out all their issues and come back stronger than ever in the near future?