Ringo Starr recently announced that the rest of his North American tour has been canceled after he tested positive for the virus owing to the pandemic.
Ringo Starr officially announces the cancelation
Starr has had multiple bouts with the disease as at the beginning of October, he announced that he had tested positive for the virus. This left his touring plans in dire straits.
His representative confirmed his diagnosis and said the Beatles star would be “recovering at home” in the meantime. Just earlier this week, Ringo sent a message to his fans confirming he had recovered from the illness.
The Beatles drummer, 82, had earlier canceled some dates with his All Starr band after catching the virus, but returned after a negative test. On Thursday, he tweeted “the rest of the tour is off”, signing off with his trademark “peace and love”.
Dates had been planned in California – including Los Angeles – and Mexico.
Earlier this month Sir Ringo canceled performances in several US states including Michigan and Minnesota, as well as Canada, after catching Covid. Days later he tweeted: “I am negative, peace and love everybody. Thanks for waiting. Ringo.”
The called-off tour will likely be postponed – but no news of when these might be have surfaced just yet.
Fans have reacted to the sad announcement as:
One wrote: “Hoping for a swift recovery!”
Another added: “Well, I wanted to see you in San Jose this year. Praying for your good health and if the Universe sends you my way, here in San Francisco, I would be very happy. For now. Love and Peace.”
A third agreed: “Peace and Love–Hope you feel better, Ringo! Ginger tea will help to make it more bearable, I promise. Don’t worry-the drums & fans will be right there whenever you are ready! Love ya Xo.”
I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I was I tested positive again for Covid the rest of the tour is off I send you peace and love Ringo. 😎✌️🌟❤️🎶🎵🍒🥦🌈☮️ pic.twitter.com/lmniGLE9dZ
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) October 13, 2022