Monday, April 22, 2024

The Who Cancel Entire US Tour: Roger Daltrey Has Viral Meningitis


Roger Daltrey’s viral meningitis causes cancellation of entire tour by The Who this fall. They will reschedule for next spring. Ironic since Daltrey is the one always fit and never took drugs or did anything untoward. Let’s send him prayers and good wishes.

Daltrey says in a statement: “We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

The Who had cancelled just a few dates prior to this citing Daltrey’s “mystery virus.” Who’s Next? Hopefully, no one.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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