"No more gigs for this old drummer".
Ginger Baker has axed all upcoming tour dates after being diagnosed with “serious heart problems”.
The 76-year-old Cream drummer took to his official blog on Saturday to tell fans about his poor health, writing: “just seen doctor… big shock…. no more gigs for this old drummer…. everything is off…. of all things i never thought it would be my heart.”
In separate post on his Facebook page, Ginger’s management wrote: "To all fans; it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of all shows. Ginger's doctor's have insisted that he have complete rest due to diagnosis of serious heart problems. We hope you will all join with his family in wishing him well. God bless Ginger Baker.”
Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3 played a special gig at The Borderline in London last month and had been scheduled to play a full UK tour in April, a US tour in May plus Ramblin’ Man Fair in July.
All events have been removed from Ginger’s official website and Facebook page.
In reaction to concerned fans’ comments on Facebook, Ginger’s reps said that he had “given up smoking months ago.”