Jon Bon Jovi postpones weekend shows in NYC due to bronchitis
In this March 31, 2017, photo, Jon Bon Jovi of the band Bon Jovi performs in concert during their "This House Is Not for Sale Tour" at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The New Jersey-born rocker decided Thursday, April 6, to postpone this weekend‚Äôs concerts as he continues to recover from bronchitis. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, April 7, 2017 8:22AM EDT
Ailing rock star Jon Bon Jovi has some bad medicine for his fans in New York City: They'll have to wait another week to see his band at Madison Square Garden.
The New Jersey-born rocker decided Thursday night to postpone this weekend's concerts as he continues to recover from bronchitis.
Tickets for his Friday show will be honoured on Thursday April 13, and tickets for his Saturday show will be honoured on Saturday April 15, the band said.
"The decision was difficult to make, but made in the interest of delivering the full, powerhouse performance for which Bon Jovi is known," the band said in a statement, adding Bon Jovi's doctor recommended that he not perform this weekend.
Bon Jovi has been battling the ailment for more than a week. He was forced to cut short a concert in Pittsburgh by nearly an hour on Wednesday.
Fans and some critics have noted that Bon Jovi had difficulty singing and hitting some high notes in the past week or so. During the Pittsburgh show, he told the crowd he had a sore throat and jokingly asked if anyone from a bar band knew all the words to Bon Jovi songs and could fill in for him.