“Fleetwood Mac postpones tour dates and cancels Jazz Fest performance due to Stevie Nicks’ illness”
Fleetwood Mac has postponed upcoming tour dates, including a performance at New Orleans Jazz Fest, the music festival confirmed on Twitter. New Orleans Jazz Fest said the band canceled several shows due to the illness of lead singer Stevie Nicks. The band had joined the Jazz Fest lineup as a replacement for the Rolling Stones.
Jagger tweeted a message to fans on Friday after his reported surgery. “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support I’m feeling much better now and on the mend – and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job,” he wrote.
Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones aren’t the only big musical acts cancelling shows for health reasons. Ozzy Osborne postponed all of his shows for the rest of the year “as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia,” according to a statement on his website.
Osbourne canceled shows in Australia, Japan and New Zealand in February after being hospitalized with pneumonia. And just weeks before that, his performances in Europe and the U.K. were postponed after he was diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection.