Fans pray for Bonnie Raitt as singer, 73, postpones concerts due to surgery for 'medical situation'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bonnie Raitt, 73, has postponed four of her upcoming shows as she “has a medical situation that requires surgery to address.” According to a statement issued by the ‘Just Like That’ singer on April 28, she had to reschedule her shows in Athens, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While the dates for the concerts in Athens and Pittsburgh are yet to be decided, the Louisville and Indianapolis shows will take place on June 30 and July 1 of 2023 respectively. The Grammy winner's show at Brandi Carlile's Mothership Weekend scheduled for next month has been canceled.
The statement starts by explaining, “Bonnie has a medical situation that requires surgery to address. The doctors say that in order for her to heal properly, they recommend she not perform for a couple of weeks.”
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“Unfortunately, this overlaps our five tour dates in May, and we are very sorry to have to cancel our performance at @brandicarlilesmothershipwkd on May 14th and postpone our shows in Athens, Louisville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Please see below for more information about the rescheduled appearances,” it continued.
After apologizing for the “inconvenience,” the post also shared that Raitt is going to resume the tour on June 1, with the concert taking place in Dublin, Ireland. “We deeply apologize for this delay and inconvenience. It's always upsetting to have to disappoint her fans, band, crew and our promoters, but sometimes unforeseen things just happen. Thankfully, Bonnie’s in great hands. She was so looking forward to these shows, but we’re excited to be able to resume our 2023 tour, now kicking off in Dublin, Ireland, June 1st,” reads the post.
The post also thanked the fans for the well wishes. “Thank you for your well wishes and understanding, and we very much appreciate your respecting her request for privacy at this healing time,” it added.
The present tickets will be valid for the rescheduled concert days. The post clarified, “Please hold onto your tickets; they will be valid for the rescheduled show date and additional information will be coming from your point of purchase."
Grammy in her 70s
The septuagenarian had said in the Grammy’s press room in February, "We're on our second year of touring, and it had a great resonance for people for the songs," before continuing, "I'm living for the ones who didn't make it, the songs that I contribute that I think I'm the most proud because they seem to really touch people," reports E! News.
Raitt, who was the winner of the ‘Song of the Year’ title in the 65th Grammy Awards, 2023, was found saying about the win, "It's really great to be able to celebrate and honor all the songwriters and my band and my team and see all my friends again and get to hug them after two years of masks." She explained. "It means a lot to come back and actually win again was a great surprise."
‘Heal up Bonnie!’
Brandi Carlile commented on the post, “Get well soon Bonnie! We all absolutely ADORE you. Everyone is glad that you’re taking care of yourself and not pushing it.” A fan said, “Love you Bonnie get better the world needs you! ❤️.” “Heal up Bonnie! Health is wealth, wishing you the best❤️❤️❤️❤️,” said another. Offering their support, someone else wrote, “Who cares about the missed concerts. Health comes first. Hope for quick recovery! We love you Bonnie!”
“♥️Bonnie we adore you! God’s got your back, praying for the doctors to have wisdom with every decision, God knows and sees every detail, praying for FULL restoration, healing, complete recovery, and you have a time rest & restoration! ♥️🙏,” commented another fan.
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