Brian May: 'I'm Battling a Persistent Illness That's Destroying My Energy'

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'I Am Now at the Point Where I Don't Feel Confident to Perform the Scheduled Shows to the Standard We All Expect. I've Been Strongly Advised to Rest and Heal, Rather Than Go out and Risk 'Falling Down on the Job' out There, Which Would Be a Real Tragedy', Said May

Rock and ‘Queen’ fans all around the world were shocked with sadness over the latest news about the legendary guitarist’s health condition. The Queen Man announced ohis official website the “indefinite postponement of our ‘candlelight’ concert dates this coming December” of which he was supposed to play with singer Kerry Ellis. 

“This is a decision I’ve agonized over, but in the end it has become inevitable”, Wrote May, “I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia but I have been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will.  I am now at the point where I don’t feel confident to perform the scheduled shows to the standard we all expect. 

“I’ve been strongly advised to rest and heal, rather than go out and risk ‘falling down on the job’ out there, which would be a real tragedy. I’m convinced it’s much better taking the step to cancel the dates now, refunding the fans for the ticket sales, and giving all our team a chance to re-plan their time in December. Sincere apologies to all.”