Queen and Adam Lambert are without doubt this year’s big-ticket show, but sadly for fans in Brussels, last night’s concert had to be cancelled due to Lambert’s illness. Lambert is suffering from a serious bronchial infection and has been ordered to rest by a doctor he saw after the band’s show in Frankfurt on Saturday February 7.
Lambert has been earning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike as he fronts veteran rock band Queen on their world tour. The 33-year-old American Idol runner-up has been a revelation and has brought flamboyance, confidence, and above all else, a stunning voice to Queen’s performances across the UK and Europe.
Unreality TV reports that to the dismay of the thousands of ticket holders, the sold-out show at Palais 12, Brussels was cancelled at short notice.
A statement on Queens website said, “Queen and Adam Lambert have this afternoon reluctantly been forced to announce the cancellation of their sold out Brussels concert scheduled to take place tonight, Sunday February 8 at Palais 12, Brussels.”
The press release continued, “The cancellation comes after doctors in Frankfurt, where Queen and Adam Lambert performed last night, this morning diagnosed Adam with severe bronchitis and have ordered 24 hour vocal and bed rest. Unfortunately, due to unavailability of the venue, it not going to be possible to reschedule the show.”
Lambert took to Twitter to express his sadness at having to cancel the gig and to apologize for letting his fans down.
Brussels: sad we had to cancel tonight. The last thing I'd want is to let u down but I'm under doctors orders to stay in bed and get well.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 8, 2015
The Examiner points out that whilst the cancellation of the show is disappointing, no blame can be attached to Lambert because such illness have been widespread this winter. The poor weather, combined with the rigors of a hectic touring schedule, have clearly taken their toll on Adam.
It is unclear at present how long Lambert will be indisposed for, but the show in Milan tomorrow, February 10 must be at risk though no announcement has been made as yet. Queen veterans Brian May and Roger Taylor released a statement on the band’s website today explaining the situation.
“We are shocked and disappointed to have had to cancel the concert in Brussels due to Adam contracting a serious bronchial infection. We would like to apologise to all of you who were going to make the effort to travel and come to our show. We appreciate your incredible and continued loyalty. Touring in winter is always a great strain on the human voice and we are doing all we can to make sure Adam recovers in time to complete our tour. Our sincere apologies and good wishes to you all.”
All fans of Adam Lambert and Queen hope that Adam recovers quickly enough to complete the tour.
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