Fleetwood Mac bass player John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer.
Coming of age in the British blues boom, John McVie earned his stripes with some much vaunted establishments. Joining John Mayall's Bluebreakers, the bass player was then coaxed away to form Fleetwood Mac.
Remaining a stalwart with the group throughout each incarnation, John McVie remains a vital part of the Fleetwood Mac experience. Sadly, though, a recent announcement from the band has confirmed that the English musician is now suffering from cancer.
"Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand. John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time."
"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."
As a result, Fleetwood Mac have cancelled all shows on their tour of Australian and New Zealand - refunds available at point of purchase.
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