Saturday, July 20, 2024

UPDATED: Ann Wilson of Heart Announces She Has Cancer, Pearl Jam Latest Rock Stars to Cancel Shows, Join Neil Young, Willie Nelson on the Ailing List


COVID is on the rise, and it may be affecting rock legends.

Pearl Jam is the latest to postpone shows after Neil Young and Willie Nelson have each cancelled current tours.

UPDATE Now Heart, the classic rock band, has postponed shows because of illness. Ann Wilson announced that she’s been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

The Pearl Jam shows were set for July 2nd and 3rd in Berlin. This is after they cancelled a show in England over the weekend.

The group writes:
“The impacts of this decision are not lost on us. We feel deeply that so many people spend their time, money, and emotional energy to get tickets and then to come see the band and it is heart wrenching to have to disappoint you. We also appreciate the many people whose hard work goes into making these shows happen. “

Are all of these cancellations COVID related? And if any of them are, why isn’t anyone saying anything?

Some tours — like Taylor Swift and the Rolling Stones — have steam forward without problems. But Bruce Springsteen had trouble with COVID, and have other artists.

Get the latest booster, kids!

And here’s to Eddie Vedder/getting better!

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