Heart's Ann Wilson reveals cancer diagnosis and postpones tour

3 July 2024, 10:26

Ann Wilson in January 2024
Ann Wilson in January 2024. Picture: Getty Images

By Mayer Nissim

"This is merely a pause. I've much more to sing."

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Heart have postponed their ongoing Royal Flush tour after lead singer Ann Wilson has undergone surgery for cancer.

The frontwoman shared an update on her health with a post on Instagram, where she confirmed that she would be taking the rest of the year off for further preventative treatment.

"Dear friends. I recently underwent an operation to remove something that, as it turns out, was cancerous," she said.

"The operation was successful & I'm feeling great but my doctors are now advising me to undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy & I've decided to do it.

"And so my doctors are instructing me to take the rest of the year away from the stage in order to fully recover."

She added: "To the ticket buyers, I really do wish we could do these gigs. Please know that I absolutely plan to be back on stage in 2025.

"My team is getting those details sorted & we'll let you know the plan as soon as we can. Thank you all for the support. This is merely a pause. I've much more to sing.

"Love, Ann Wilson. Respectfully, this is the last public statement I'd like to make on the matter."