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Whitesnake, who were among the first bands to postpone their upcoming tour dates due to the Coronavirus, now has to cancel their 2020 tour due to David Coverdale needing surgery.

In a statement, Coverdale said, “Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year, 2020. All tours, Europe, UK and US, are being canceled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery. At this time, I can only offer you & my amazing musicians in Whitesnake and our crew my love and my sincere apologies and also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe and Sammy Hagar for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity. Until then, I send my love to you and yours and hopefully, we will meet again along the road.”

Nearly every tour and festival domestically and internationally taking place in the next few months has been put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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