Fleetwood Mac cancels concerts, bassist John McVie treated for cancer
Fleetwood Mac announced on Sunday, Oct. 27, that they have canceled tour date dates in Australia and New Zealand because bassist John McVie is being treated for cancer.
The band made the announcement on its Facebook page and said in a statement, "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. 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."
The statement did not specify the type of cancer McVie is treating.
"We want to send all of our prayers out to John McVie and family/friends! #CancerSucks -Team SN," a tweet from Stevie Nicks' Twitter account read on Oct. 27.
Fleetwood Mac recently finished a European tour and the New Zealand and Australia was set to start on Dec. 7. The Grammy-award winning group, known for hit songs such as "Dreams," "Landslide," "Go Your Own Way" and "Rhiannon" kicked off a worldwide tour earlier this year after a three-year hiatus.
Members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood talked to OTRC.com about their tour in January.