Jon Bon Jovi postpones NY shows over bronchitis
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 April 2017
Jon Bon Jovi has asked to postpone his gigs in New York this week because he's still battling with bronchitis
Jon Bon Jovi has postponed his shows in New York City this weekend because he's battling bronchitis.
The 55-year-old rocker announced on Thursday (06.04.17) night that he was postponing his forthcoming gigs at Madison Square Garden so that he can focus on recovering from the lung infection.
A spokesperson for the band told Billboard: "The decision was difficult to make, but made in the interest of delivering the full, powerhouse performance for which Bon Jovi is known."
Although fans are no doubt disappointed that the show has been cancelled, they will still get the chance to see the band in action as tickets for his Friday show (07.04.17) will be transferrable to Thursday April 13, and tickets for his Saturday (08.04.17) show will be honoured on Saturday April 15.
It may be a devastating blow to fans but it was expected to happen as the rocker has been battling with the illness for more than a week and has been struggling to hit the high notes during his performances.
Earlier this week Bon Jovi was forced to end his concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by almost an hour early because he felt like he was singing like "sh*t" and jokingly asked if anyone from a bar band knew all the words to Bon Jovi songs and could fill in for him.
He told the crowd: "I think I'm singing like sh*t tonight, and I apologise. But I'm gonna keep pushing on and if you stick it out with me, I'll stick it out with you."
Bon Jovi's band mate Phil X attempted to help him out with some of the vocals but the group decided to play their hit 'Livin' On A Prayer' as their final song before they raced off stage for an early finish.
A representative for the rocker said: "The show wrapped after an hour and a half, as Jon explained, because a cold turned worse. This has been widely reported. Despite his illness, he gave his all."