Sting had to call-off his remaining tour dates in Europe while he recovers from an unspecified illness on “doctor’s orders.”
The 67-year-old former frontman of The Police cancelled concerts in Germany and the Czech Republic on Monday and Wednesday earlier this week, but has been forced to also cancel the remaining shows on Thursday and Friday.
“It is with great regret that Sting’s concerts previously scheduled for Thursday, July 11 at jazzopen in Stuttgart, Germany and Friday, July 12 at the Castle Garden in Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic will be canceled,” a statement on Sting’s social medias read. “As reported earlier this week, Sting is under the weather and under doctor’s orders, was forced to also cancel concerts in Ghent, Belgium (Monday, July 8) and Munich, Germany (Wednesday, July 10). Sting sincerely regrets disappointing or causing any inconvenience to the fans.”
Fans who purchased tickets to jazzopen will be eligible for a refund via regular channels, and ticketholders for the show in the Czech Republic will be refunded at point of purchase. More information regarding refunds can be found at Sting.com.
Sting released a deluxe version of My Songs earlier this year, which includes remastered versions of his greatest hits like “Shape Of My Heart,” “Englishman In New York,” “Every Breath You Take,” and “Fields of Gold.” Last year, he dropped the record 44/786 with Shaggy and the duo headed out on tour together. Following a handful of shows throughout Europe later this year, Sting will take a break before headlining a residency at Caesars Palace’s The Colosseum in Las Vegas next May.