Coldplay has announced it is postponing several Brazil shows in its “Music of the Spheres” world tour due to “a serious lung infection” that singer Chris Martin has contracted.
The statement reads in part, “Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks.
“We’re working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days.”
After apologizing for any “disappointment and inconvenience,” the statement continued that the group needs to prioritize Chris’ health.
A rep told The Hollywood Reporter that there was no additional information available at this time about Martin’s illness.
Ticketholders should hold on to their tickets, the band’s statement added, as they would still be valid for the new dates, though all refunds will be honored.
“We’re optimistic that Chris will return to good health after the prescribed medical break and look forward to resuming the tour as soon as possible,” the statement concluded. “To everyone affected, please accept our sincere apologies, and thank you as always for your love and support.”
The shows would have taken place on select dates between Oct. 11-22. A 10-show appearance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is still set to happen starting Oct. 25.
In September, Coldplay announced it would bring “Music of the Spheres“ to feature film screens via a global broadcast of one of the Buenos Aires concerts on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.