Ailing David Bowie Scraps European Tour
David Bowie has scrapped the remaining dates on his European tour while he recuperates from a pinched nerve.
"Due to the continuing pain and extreme discomfort ... and to prevent possible further injury, David Bowie has been advised by his doctors to cancel his performances at the eleven remaining European dates throughout July," reads a statement on the 57-year-old rocker's Web site, which adds that the singer felt "bad" about the cancellation.
Eleven European concerts are affected, the BBC reports, including the high-profile Roskilde festival in Denmark and T in the Park – Scotland's biggest music festival, whose lineup this year also includes The Strokes, The Darkness, the Pixies, Chemical Brothers and Muse.
The pain first forced Bowie offstage during a show in Prague last week; although he went on to perform Friday in Germany, he wound up spending that night in a hospital and missed a festival performance over the weekend.
It wasn't the first accident for the Bowie tour. The singer was hit in the eye by a lollipop stick thrown by an audience member during a concert in Oslo – but he suffered no injuries and continued with the performance.
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