Unfortunately, Lionel Richie fans will have to wait a bit longer until they will be able to enjoy a performance from their favorite star. The singer decided to postpone his hits tour because he had to undergo a knee surgery.
So, Lionel Richie revealed that his tour will be rescheduled and he will perform after his health will improve. The tour has surely been much expected by his fans, even more so as it features Mariah Carey as a special guest. The singer’s new tour is actually named quite simply: All the Hits Tour. The tour was set to launch on March 15 with a first performance in Baltimore. However, now it remains unknown exactly when the tour will actually begin.
The news that Lionel Richie has been dealing with some health issues was first reported by TMZ. The celebrity site claimed last month that the star had a preexisting knee problem that required a medical intervention. The report revealed that the star underwent this surgery sometime last month and actually the intervention did not go very well. An insider talking to the celebrity site indicated that Lionel Richie suffered from some complications because the injury failed to heal right. This means that he needed more time to recover then initially expected and this is why he decided to take some time off.
“When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body. Unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100% ready to start the tour next month,” an official statement said on Lionel’s Twitter account. The same statement added that Lionel didn’t want to disappoint his fans and that he was anxious to get back on stage and perform for them.
A rep for the famous singer stated that most likely the tour will start sometime during the summer. “The tour will be postponed until the summer. New dates to be announced soon. All tickets for rescheduled dates will be honored,” the rep said. The tour is expected to be very interesting since Lionel will actually have for the first time Mariah Carey as a guest.