You know something is wrong when bands like Depeche Mode, who do anything for their fans, cancel a show. On May 12th, lead singer, Dave Gahan, was rushed to a hospital due to gastroenteritis, forcing them to cancel their show in Athens.
After fans were freaking out and writing get well soon cards to Gahan due to his hospitalization, it has been revealed that "a low-grade malignant tumour" was found in his bladder according to the band's website.
The tumor has been removed and it was a successful surgery. Their tour starts up again on June 8th, Leizig, Germany.
Depeche Mode has cancelled nine shows in their European tour and eights others have been affected also. The cancelled shows are still be be determined.
"Dave Gahan sincerely thanks his fans for their support, understanding and patience. Depeche Mode deeply regret any problems or inconveniences the cancellations and postponements may have caused."
Doctors' orders are for Gahan to take a break from the tour and I think it's the best thing for him right now.
It'd be insane for Gahan to keep up with the tour now. He gives more than 100 percent every show. Have you seen the way this guy moves live? Check this out!
For now, Dave Gahan... Get well soon and I hope for a healthy recovery!
Check out my review of Depeche Mode's new album, Sounds of the Universe.
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