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Bon Jovi cancel shows after drummer undergoes surgery

By | Published on Friday 13 September 2013

Bon Jovi

Well, we’ve discovered what it is that can stop a Bon Jovi tour in its tracks. Falling out with guitarist Richie Sambora didn’t do it, but drummer Tico Torres’s appendix swelling up and trying to kill him did. Make a note of that.

The band were forced to halt their current tour as Torres was rushed to hospital for surgery in Mexico City. As yet, it remains to be seen exactly how many dates will be affected, but the band hope to reschedule as many that they miss as possible.

In a post on Facebook yesterday, Jon Bon Jovi wrote: “Last night Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy. Thankfully, the operation was a success and Tico is now recovering in the care of his doctors at the American British Cowdray Hospital”.

He added: “We’ll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release. David and I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to [still] perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show, but the doctors prevailed”.