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Health Crisis! Bonnie Raitt Cancels Tour Due To Scheduled Surgery

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Apr. 30 2018, Published 6:23 p.m. ET

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Legendary singer Bonnie Raitt is giving fans something to talk about, after she was forced to cancel the first part of her upcoming tour with James Taylor due to a mysterious health crisis, has learned.

Raitt, 68, made the announcement Monday morning on Facebook:

“We are extremely sorry to announce that Bonnie Raitt will need to miss the first leg of her tour with James Taylor due to a medical situation. Following her annual physical, it was determined she needs to schedule some surgery soon,” a message on her Facebook page read . “The prognosis is good and a full recovery is expected.”

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No information was released about what specifically is wrong with the Grammy winner, or what type of surgery is needed. But on Facebook, Raitt did apologize to her fans.

“I’m deeply sorry to have to disappoint my fans, James and colleagues with these cancellations. I was so looking forward to our tour, but I’m very grateful that the doctors feel this can be taken care of with surgery,” she wrote. “I’m feeling strong and am in great hands with my wonderful team. I fully expect to return for the second leg of the US tour in June followed by our European tour in July.

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“Thank you all for your concern and understanding that the best gift you could give me is respecting my wish for privacy and giving me space to heal. Can’t wait to see you all back on the road again soon!”

Her tour with Taylor was set to kick off May 8th in Jacksonville, Florida. On his website, the singer showed his support.

“There is no question as to the priority of your health, Bonnie,” he wrote. “You will be constantly in our hearts and minds until we see you in June.”

The concert tour will now be simply dubbed an "Evening With James Taylor & His All-Star Band" and feature two sets with a brief intermission. Singer Sheryl Crow will join Taylor for shows in Phoenix and Los Angeles at the end of May.

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