Joe Bonamassa says he’s gonna leave his show due to a brain tumor and a vocal cord injury

Imagine Dragons postpones shows while lead singer recovers from vocal, knee injuries

Published Jul 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM

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“We’re just trying to put out one beautiful show that will be remembered,” the band’s lead singer, Joe Bonamassa, said about postponing a show following the death of his younger brother due to complications from a brain tumor.

“I think he’s probably feeling better,” Bonamassa said about the rocker’s health.

The band said the postponement will be announced only “when ready.”

“Right now, we’re going to do this with the people that care about us,” Bonham said. “We’re not going to do anything else until we’re ready to announce it.”

The band has not announced a new tour, according to Bonamassa, who said the band will announce an upcoming tour in the future.

“We really feel a lot for Joe,” Bonamassa said. “He’s a great friend of ours and a really good brother. But we just want to do our best to put out a great show tomorrow.”

The show was originally scheduled to run Aug. 23 as planned.

“I’ve been talking to other musicians and I know that there will be a time when you’re gonna want to sit down and say, ‘OK, this is the way it goes,’” Bonamassa said. “I think we’ve taken a step in the right direction, and hopefully the fans will understand and appreciate it.”

The postponement comes weeks after lead singer Joe Bonamassa left his show in Austin, Texas, due to a serious injury to his vocal cords.

On Sunday, the rocker opened up to The Associated Press about the problems he said resulted from a brain tumor and a vocal cord injury.

“It was really scary,” Bonamassa said. “I had to come off the stage with a huge hole in my throat. I had to be rushed to the hospital to get treated for that. And then the doctor said that was basically the end of the road.”

“It’s been really tough,” said Bonamassa, who said that while he is on tour he is currently in hospice care

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