News

Fleetwood Mac cancels tour; John McVie announces cancer diagnosis

Fleetwood Mac cancels tour; John McVie announces cancer diagnosis

FLEETWOOD MAC CANCELS TOUR; Members of the band Fleetwod Mac appear at the podium after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation's Thirteenth Annual Induction Dinner at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer and the rock group has canceled the Australian and New Zealand leg of its world tour so that he can undergo treatment, the band said on Sunday.

The band, known for such 1970s hits as “Don’t Stop” and “Dreams,” had just completed the European segment of the tour. It was to make 14 stops in Australia and New Zealand, the group said in a statement on its website.

McVie, 67, “is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time,” the statement.

“We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best,” band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham said in the statement.

McVie joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation in London in 1967. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Mila Kunis is a mom

Fresh
kunikutcher

Former "That '70s Show" co-stars Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have become parents for the first time.

in Music

Tony Bennett sets record for oldest artist to top Billboard

Fresh
tonybennett

At 88, the veteran performer is the oldest living artist to land a No. 1 record, with his latest compilation of duets with Lady Gaga.

in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Team’s ‘Ugly Kardashian’ trick play

Fresh
17-overlay2

Lewis and Clark Middle School's football team gets tricky with a special play called the "Ugly Kardashian."

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 2

elvis

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Sports, Viral Videos

John Oliver explains English soccer

20-overlay

The "Last Week Tonight" host explains the class system of English soccer to David Letterman.