Beatles legend Ringo Starr forced to postpone tour after coronavirus diagnosis

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Ringo Starr has been forced to postpone his tour after coming down with covid, it has been confirmed.

The 82-year-old was due to perform with his band All-Starr at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan on Saturday (September 1) night.

However, it was announced that the former Beatles bandmember would not be able to perform just hours before he was due to go on stage because his sickness had badly affected his voice.

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But it was revealed today that the illness was in fact covid after the star's representation shared an update on his health.

"Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band were forced to cancel their recent shows at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo Michigan and at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN due to illness," the update said.

They added: "It has been confirmed today that Ringo has Covid and the tour will be on hold while Ringo recuperates."

They went on to say that the drummer is "recovering at home" and hopes to resume the tour "as soon as possible."

The band were also forced to postpone their Sunday night show in Minnesota and announced the sad news to their fans on Twitter.

They said: "He and the band send peace and love to all the fans who were planning to come out and see the show," before confirming as rescheduled date would be announced soon.

A statement shared by the venue on Facebook confirmed the original news that Saturday night's show would be cancelled.

"Tonight Ringo and His All Starr Band (featuring Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette) are very disappointed to announce that they will not be able to play their show at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI tonight.

"Ringo is sick and was hoping he could carry on, hence the late decision, but it has affected his voice so tonight’s show, scheduled to begin in a few hours is cancelled."

They ended the statement with: "Ringo and the band send Peace and Love to all the fans who came out tonight and hope to see you all soon."


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