A Bon Jovi medical emergency forced band to postpone a concert in on September 10 in Mexico just hours before the group was scheduled to perform during their worldwide number one “Because We Can” tour according to Wednesday, September 11 reports from Hollywood News Daily.
Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres was hospitalized suddenly on Tuesday afternoon and scheduled for an emergency surgery to remove his appendix.
The announcement was made in Spanish via Facebook revealing due to a medical emergency the band would have to postpone their show the Foro Sol venue in Mexico City after it became clear percussionist Tico Torres required immediate treatment to remove his appendix.
The members of Bon Jovi apologized for the inconvenience and stated that the date would be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Frontman and CEO Jon Bon Jovi posted the following update on Facebook posting:
NOTE FROM JON: GREETINGS FROM MEXICO CITY
Greetings from Mexico City.
Last night Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy. Thankfully, the operation was a success and Tico is now recovering in the care of his doctors at the American British Cowdray Hospital. We'd like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the hospital staff who helped our friend through this difficult time.
We'll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release. David and I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed.
We know many of you make great efforts and travel from around the world to see us on tour. It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night. We are sorry for any inconvenience this sudden change of plans may have caused. We'll re-schedule any dates that we can and will continue the tour through December. Check BonJovi.com for tour updates.
On behalf of the band, I'd like to thank all of you who support us throughout these challenges.
See you soon. - JBJ
Richie Sambora reached out to his friend and former band member Tico Torres on Twitter Wednesday posting:
“All my love, prayers and heart goes out to my brother Tico. He is an amazing man, a true warrior, great artist and underestimated musician. God bless you bro.”
Bon Jovi’s next stop is scheduled for Friday, September 13 in Santiago, Chile, but at the current time it is not yet known if Tico Torres will be well enough to perform.
Get well soon Tico Torres!
Stay tuned for further updates on Tico’s condition and all the latest Bon Jovi news.
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