Iconic jazz singer Al Jarreau is currently resting up at home after becoming ill with pneumonia that has side-tracked his current tour scheduled and forced him to cancel three upcoming dates in France.
Due to the “complexity of his illness,” Jarreau was advised by doctors to take time at home to rest and fully recover before he is well enough to return to the stage, but is expected to resume his schedule later this month.
In a statement on his website, Jarreau attributed his illness due to a “very busy week on tour” and regrets having to cancel upcoming shows.
A spokesman for Jarreau also issued a statement reading, “He was so excited to be able to appear before a new audience in Chatellerault, where he has never before played, and to sing as a part of the anniversary celebration at Asso Sax Pessac, the music school whose students had prepared to perform with Al some of his signature songs. And, he was honoured to have a return appearance scheduled at Olympia in Paris, where he has sung many times previously. He apologizes to his fans, to the music students, and to all those who purchased tickets to any of these concerts.”
Jarraeu is expected to resume his tour on June 28th in Orleans, France and be fully recovered to perform all shows thereafter.
Our best to Al as he recovers!