Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie has cancer and his treatments caused the band to cancel several tour dates in Australia and New Zealand.
The cancer diagnosis was announced on Sunday on the band’s official Facebook page. The post explained that 14 upcoming tour dates will be slashed.
Fleetwood Mac began the announcement by saying that the band “just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour,” but added that the group “announced the cancellation” of the upcoming tour dates.
McVie is one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac, a British-American rock group that formed in 1967. Details about the singer’s cancer weren’t revealed, but the post stated that the 67-year-old is “now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.”
The tour dates were for November and December. The announcement included a statement from Fleetwood Mac, which read:
“We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”
The band’s original members, including Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks, returned to touring last April after they took a three-year break from the road. They had several dates in the United States before traveling through Europe.
Along with the tour, Fleetwood Mac also released a new EP in April called Rumors, which includes unreleased studio and live tracks. The band didn’t detail what kind of cancer McVie has or how long treatment could take.
There was no word on whether Fleetwood Mac will play their December 30 concert in Las Vegas.