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Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Marc gets a hernia...

Soft Cell postpone tour as singer falls ill

Soft Cell have been forced to postpone their forthcoming tour, which was due to start next week.

Marc Almond was taken severely ill in the early hours of this morning with an aggravated hernia.

It is thought he will require an immediate operation.

The UK and European tour, which was due to commence in 6 days, will be rescheduled for the New Year.

Soft Cell's manager said: "This is a very unfortunate event particularly considering the fantastic reception the band's recent live shows and new album have received.

"We are very disappointed that Soft Cell will miss the opportunity to play to their European fans but it is impossible that Marc could perform effectively in his current condition.

"We are confident that Marc will be able to perform on the band's American tour in November as planned and will be fully fit for rescheduled dates in the New Year."

I'll be honest with you, I wasn't going anyway. I think I've seen them enough times this year (five? six?).

[Thanks to David for the heads up and Mike for the sidebar up]

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