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Brown Leaves New EditionTour

Brown leaves New Edition tour
Brown leaves New Edition tour
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It's official Bobby Brown, of the famed musical R&B group New Edition, is throwing in the towel and dropping off the "Reunion Tour" to focus on his health. New Edition is currently on their "All Six" reunion tour. The multi-city tour running through August will hit cities such as Cincinnati, Baltimore and Kansas City before ending in Los Angeles. Brown will be notably missing on the remainder dates. A spokeswoman for the group said "At this time, Bobby needs to put his health first, and we wish him a speedy recovery," said the statement "We are giving each and every show all we've got until his return — and will continue giving the fans 110 percent each night."

New Edition, known for their precise synchronized dance moves had fans turning to social media for answers when 45 year old Brown was spotted in recent weeks having trouble keeping up with the dance moves, leaving fans to wonder what was ailing the singer.

According to TMZ, reality finally set in for Brown on July 2nd while performing a show in Mississippi, Brown was seen huffing and puffing before leaving the stage. Looking at video footage released online from that night, Brown can been seen struggling and looking genuinely exhausted. Brown didn't want to just go away leaving fans in the dark, so he also released a statement "I apologize to the fans of New Edition. I really wanted to be with my brothers, but presently I am unable to give the fans what they typically expect from New Edition."

The other New Edition members will continue for the remaining 16 shows of the All Six reunion tour.