09:12 PM EDT 06/04/2015
Originally posted 10/27/2013 03:00PM
Fleetwood Mac is canceling planned performances in Australia and New Zealand as bassist John McVie is treated for cancer.
Band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham said in a statement Sunday that they're sorry to cancel the 14 show dates and hope "fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."
Band spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg did not specify what type of cancer McVie is treating.
Fleetwood Mac recently finished a European tour. The New Zealand and Australia shows were scheduled through Dec. 7 (Watch them discuss the tour below). The band is also set to perform in Las Vegas on Dec. 30.
Originally posted 06/08/2012 04:55PM
Fearing that spinal surgery would leave him an invalid needing constant care, Bob Welch told his wife in a suicide note: "I'm not going to do this to you," according to a friend.
The body of the former Fleetwood Mac member and successful solo artist was found in his Nashville home Thursday by his wife Wendy. The musician, 65, had shot himself in the chest, police say.
Family friend Bart Herbison, executive director of the National Songwriters Association, says Welch underwent spinal surgery about three months ago, The Tennessean reports.
Originally posted 06/07/2012 06:00PM
Bob Welch, a singer-guitarist who left Fleetwood Mac for a successful solo career with such 1970s hits as "Ebony Eyes" and "Sentimental Lady," was found dead in his Nashville home of an apparent suicide on Thursday. He was 65.
Welch, who was believed to have suffered health problems recently, shot himself in the chest and left a suicide note, says police spokesman Don Aaron, according to the Associated Press.
Welch's wife found his body Thursday afternoon.
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