Ringo Starr canceled his set performance at the Four Wings Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan, due to a mysterious illness on Saturday, September 30. The announcement revealed the Beatles' drummer had to pull out from the event after falling ill and unable to sing, though it didn't tell the reason behind his sickness.
TMZ broke the news about Ringo Starr needing to postpone two concerts after struggling with an unknown health issue that affected his voice. However, a spokesperson confirmed he wasn't COVID-19 positive, though it remained mum about his illness.
Thankfully, the show still has the chance to be rescheduled after the cancellation, though the ticketholders have the option to get a refund if they want to. Concertgoers who were already at the event to watch the show were told the event was canceled.
However, they also weren't told the reason behind it. One of the audiences even went to the Four Winds management to ask why the band canceled the event and was only told that Starr went ill and didn't go into details.
Aside from the New Buffalo concert, the legendary musician canceled another show in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Mystic Lake Casino announced the cancellation, saying it was "postponed" due to Starr's illness.
The announcement said the singer-songwriter was sick, but he was still hoping to perform at the time; thus, the notice came late. He and his All-Star Band wanted to send "peace and love" to all of their fans who planned to see and watch their show.
It then assured that a rescheduled date would be soon announced, and all original tickets would still be used for the new date. The announcement came just hours after the actor shared a photo of himself and his drummer, Gregg Bissonette, together beside their private jet on Twitter.
In the caption, they were already on the tarmac, making their way to their next gig. He then thanked Toronto and sent peace and love, along with various emojis.
Starr celebrated his 82nd birthday in July. Despite his advancing age, he continuously performed and even held his annual "Peace and Love" party back then.
In fact, he and his band just had a busy year after completing the first part of their Spring Tour 2022 in June in Florida. The event was supposed to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second part of the tour will end in October in Mexico City.