Whitesnake Cancels 2020 Tour
David Coverdale live in 2004 - NEA ZIXNH / Youtube
Whitesnake has canceled its whole tour schedule for the year to allow frontman David Coverdale to recuperate from an upcoming surgery to repair a bilateral inguinal hernia.
In a social media post, Coverdale wrote: “Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year 2020. All tours, Europe, U.K. and U.S., are being canceled owing to health issues, related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.” While inguinal hernia isn’t fatal, it can be very painful and cause immense discomfort.
“At this time, I can only offer you and my amazing musicians in Whitesnake and our crew my love and my sincere apologies, and also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe and Sammy Hagar for this unforeseen personal health issue, which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity. Until then, I send my love to you and yours, and hopefully we will meet again along the road,” he concluded.
In another tweet, Coverdale uploaded a video saying that it’s “very, very painful when I sing,” and that he hasn’t been able to schedule the said procedure yet.