Scorpion frontman Klaus Meine is recovering from surgery in Melbourne, AU hospital.
Along with tour mates, Whitesnake and Scorpions postponed a February 22 concert in Sydney on short notice “due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party.”
“Live Nation is working on a rescheduled date for next week, with details to follow as soon as possible,” the promoter said in a statement. “All existing tickets will remain valid for entry on the rescheduled date, without the need for exchange. Refunds will be available for patrons who are unable to attend the rescheduled date and can be obtained by contacting their point of purchase.”
Meine underwent surgery to remove kidney stones, he announced via a social media post.
“Dear Fans,” began Meine, “The good news first …. we had a fantastic show in Melbourne Wednesday night at the Rod Laver Arena …. loved every minute of it …. it just feels soooo good to be back in Australia!!!! The bad news is… I have had kidney stone surgery in a Melbourne Hospital … it was a very painful attack….
“In the hospital they removed the stone, and put in a stent …. can you imagine how I feel right now??? So sorry Sydney …. Do we have to cancel again??? It looks like it…. but we are hoping to re-schedule for next week day to be announced.”
“Dr Katz and his team are taking very good care of me … I’m in the best hands, but I doubt I’ll be back on my feet until early next week….. with lots of Love with a Heavy Heart from Melbourne …. Klaus”
Meine still in recovery, the Scorpions and Whitesnake announced the cancellation of their February 24 show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.
As he continues to recover, Scorpion fans await announcements of a rescheduled Sydney show, the tour is set to proceed in Auckland, NZ on February 27.