John Prine announced the cancellation of his upcoming tour on his Instagram post. The Americana singer will be undergoing surgery to insert a stent. This will, in turn, prevent the Grammy-winning singer from having a stroke.

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**@redrocksco has been rescheduled for Sept. 18, 2019** We are currently working on rescheduling the affected dates and will share updates information as soon as possible – all original tickets will remain valid. Alternatively, refunds are available at original point of purchase. In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke. He will have surgery this week to insert a stent which will remedy the issue. He looks forward to a full and speedy recovery. Thank you for your support and understanding. – The Prine family and Oh Boy Records. Shows to be rescheduled: July 28 – Red Rocks-Morrison, CO (Rescheduled for Sept.18, 2019) July 30 – Red Butte Gardens -SLC, UT Aug 2 – Oregon Zoo- Portland, OR Aug 4 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Aug 6 – Queen Elizabeth Amp. – Vancouver, BC Aug 8 – Shaw Amp – Banff, AB Aug 9 – Jack Singer PAC – Calgary, AB Aug 11 – Edmonton Folk Festival – Edmonton, AB (Rescheduled for Aug 9, 2020)

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The singer consulted with his doctors. It was suggested that an earlier surgery must be done for a better chance of avoiding stroke. The surgery will be done anytime this week and if successful, the singer will have a speedy recovery.

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John Prine Will be Focusing on his Good Health First

While some people would risk their health so they could continue their tours, John Prine is prioritizing his health. The singer will be postponing 8 of his tour dates. Check the tour dates below for reference.

John Prine’s Postponed 2019 Tour Dates:

July 28 — Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks (rescheduled to Sept. 18)
July 30 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Red Butte Gardens
Aug. 2 — Portland, Ore. @ Oregon Zoo
Aug. 4 — Seattle, Wash. @ Woodland Park Zoo
Aug. 6 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Amphitheatre
Aug. 8 — Banff, Alberta, Canada @ Shaw Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 — Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ Jack Singer PAC
Aug. 11 — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Edmonton Folk Festival (rescheduled to Aug 9, 2020)

For the fans who bought the tickets, you may still use it once the tours are rescheduled. You may also opt to do a refund for the tickets that you already bought.

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Upcoming Tours and Health Update

John Prine is not in critical condition. They will only do the surgery as a preventive measure for his risk of getting a stroke. The singer has had his fair share of health issues in the past. Prine battled with lung cancer back in 2013 and was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer back in 1998. He needed to have speech therapy so that he can sing again.

We, at Country Thang Daily, are hoping for a successful surgery. The singer’s next scheduled performances are in Europe. It will be held in late August and September, followed by additional fall shows back in the United States.

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