Shaun Ryder has called off his forthcoming British tour after falling ill with a thyroid condition.
Shaun Ryder’s life has had more than its fair share of ups and downs. At one point left in virtual poverty, the Happy Mondays frontman has re-built his career with a series of unusual decisions.
Getting a new set of teeth was a start, while the hit single ‘Dare’ with Gorillaz proved that Shaun Ryder remained a potent pop weapon. Since then, the singer has reformed Black Grape for a number of tour dates and appeared on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.
Memorably munching down all manner of disgusting food stuffs, Shaun Ryder’s appearance became cult viewing. Arranging a full British tour for when he emerged from the jungle, the singer has fallen ill.
Cancelling his British tour, Shaun Ryder apologised to fans and revealed that he was suffering from thyroid problems. A gland at the back of his throat, the singer was accidentally prescribed the wrong medication.
Tour promoters SJM Concerts issued a statement about the cancellation. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regrettably have to postpone the Shaun Ryder tour” the statement said.
“Shaun has suffered with his thyroid condition for a while now, and unfortunately he has been prescribed the incorrect medication which has left unable to continue. We will be re-arranging dates when Shaun is back to full health again.”
The tour was due to open in Manchester on February 19th and would have continued with shows in Newcastle, Glasgow and more. Ending in Cambridge on February 27th, tickets for the shows will remain valid when the tour is re-arranged.
Full refunds are available from the promoters.
Shaun Ryder has cancelled the following shows:
19 Manchester Academy
21 Newcastle O2 Academy
22 Leeds O2 Academy
23 Glasgow O2 ABC
25 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
26 Cardiff Millennium Music Hall
27 Cambridge Junction