Coldplay Postpones Tour Amid Chris Martin’s ‘Serious’ Health Battle


Chris Martin.
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His health is his priority. Coldplay will be putting the brakes on their upcoming shows, Chris MartinDeals with a lung infection

“With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023. Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks,” the band wrote in a statement posted to their official social media accounts on Tuesday, October 4. “We’re working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days.”

Members can find the lengthy social media statement here Jonny Buckland, Guy BerrymanAnd Will you be the champion? reflected on the singer’s health.

“To everyone in Brazil who was looking forward to these concerts, we’re extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience, and we’re so grateful for your understanding at this challenging time where we need to prioritize Chris’ health,” the statement continued. “Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new rescheduled dates. These events will take place in early 2023, and will be announced soon. However, we will also honor all requests for ticket refunds-which will be available at the point of sale.”

The group noted that they are “optimistic” that Martin, 45, will return in “good health” after taking a break, adding, “To everyone affected, please accept our sincere apologies and thank you as always for your love and support.”

The band will be performing 10 shows in Argentina this year, following the cancellation of their Brazil tour dates. They will continue their eco-conscious tour with stops in Portugal (Spain), Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark in 2023.

Martin hinted at Coldplay’s end in view of his health battle.

“Well, I know I can tell you, our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that I think we will only tour,” he told BBC Radio 2In December 2021. “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things, but the Coldplay catalog, as it were, finishes then.”

At the time, the musician admitted he considered ending the band’s run in the past. “This is not a joke, this is true, I think after 12 [albums] that will be the end of our catalog, but I think we will always want to play live together,” Martin explained to Absolute Radio one month prior. “So, I think in the way that the [Rolling]Stones do it, it will be so cool to still be touring in our late seventies. That will be wonderful, if anybody wants to come.”