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Fleetwood Mac Bassist John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer, Band Cancels Tour Down Under

Victor Smith Victor Smith
10/28/2013 9:53pm EDT

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Fleetwood Mac has been forced to cancel their upcoming 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand after learning that co-founder John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer.

The band, coming off the European leg of its tour, didn't provide any details about the type of cancer their bassist is suffering from, only saying that he'll be getting treatment in November and December on its Facebook page.

"Fleetwood Mac, who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand," the message reads. "John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac, is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.

"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

Fleetwood Mac's remaining members, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood, announced in a statement on Sunday that they're sorry they had to cancel the toure and that they hope "fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

The band is scheduled to perform in Las Vegas on Dec. 30, but no announcement on the status of that show has been made.

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