Ringo Starr forced to cancel tour dates after catching Covid

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been forced to cancel his solo tour dates in North America after catching coronavirus.

Over the weekend, Starr canceled shows in Michigan and Minnesota, citing illness.

On Monday (3 October), the 82-year-old canceled five more shows in Canada after testing positive for Covid-19.

“Ringo has Covid and the tour will be on hold while (he) recovers,” a statement said.

“Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home. As always, he and the All Stars send peace and love to their fans, and hope to see them back out on the road soon,” it continued.

The five Canadian shows canceled included Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lethbridge in Alberta; plus arenas in Abbotsford and Penticton in British Columbia.

The team also informed the public that fans will be kept up to date with news on any further changes to the tour.

Starr’s tour is currently set to resume on October 11 in Seattle and end on October 20 in Mexico.

To date (4 October) the following shows have been cancelled:

October 2 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino

October 4 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada Life Centre

October 5 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Sasktel Centre

October 6 Lethbridge, Alberta – Enmax Centre

October 8 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre

October 9 Penticton, BC – South Okanagon Events Centre

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