MUSIC NEWS - After nearly a dozen shows cancelled on its current tour, electronic rockers, Depeche Mode have cancelled and/or postponed immediate shows on their world tour as singer Dave Gahan has undergone cancer surgery. The 47 year old has suffered continued health problems, having previously being diagnosed with gastroenteritis before additional tests revealed what was described as a "low-grade malignant tumour" on his bladder.
In a statement on Depeche Mode's official website, Mr Gahan "sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and patience". The group also said they "deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the cancellations and postponements may have caused", however the changes were necessary as "At doctors' orders Dave Gahan must take a break until June 8th, to ensure that he makes a full recovery".
Their world tour 'Tour of The Universe', in support of their new Sounds of the Universe album, will resume as normal in Leipzig, Germany on June 8 and the concerts scheduled after that; including June 10 in Berlin and June 12 in Frankfurt, will go on as originally scheduled.
MNN wishes Mr Gahan a speedy recovery!