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Billy Idol was set to hit the road with Journey later this month, but he was forced to back out of the tour due to needing surgery.

Idol shared a statement that reads, “I haven’t felt like myself since mid-December with a sinus infection that won’t respond to medication. It has worsened to the point where I have no choice but to have a procedure which I expect will put me on a path to recovery soon.”

He continued, “The last thing I ever want to do is cancel shows and I am absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to perform the upcoming dates with Journey as planned.”

Idol concluded, “I wish Journey only the best on their tour and give thanks to TOTO for stepping in for me.”

Journey’s tour with Toto kicks off on February 22 in Pittsburgh. A complete list of tour dates and full ticket details can be found at JourneyMusic.com.

We wish Idol successful surgery and a speedy recovery.


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