The band will miss at least a week of shows.Frontman Jason Newsted has had to pull out on doctor’s orders after being diagnosed with Pneumonia.
He’s issued the following statement online apologising to Canadian fans:
"Hey friends...I'd been feeling a bit under the weather while performing the most recent Gigantour shows so I went to the Dr. on my day off today & I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia!!! So under doctor's orders, I'm taking a week to rebuild...my apologies to our Canadian brothers & sisters in regions where we will not be appearing this week. I'm gonna work on keeping me alive so together we can keep the metal alive!!!! Cheers to all!! Jason".
Gigantour continues with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device and Hellyeah all still performing.