British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello announced he was cancelling the remainder of his European tour after revealing he had undergone surgery for cancer. Costello, 63, said he had been forced to call off the final six dates of his tour which included concerts in Croatia, Austria, Norway and Sweden on medical grounds. Costello said in a statement, “Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto’ He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.” His doctor had now advised him to take a break from touring and rest. “The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength,” Costello said. “Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour.”

Elvis Costello cancels tour to battle aggressive cancer


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