David Coverdale has been diagnosed with infection of sinus and trachea. So, Whitesnake were forced to cancel some shows of their ongoing Farewell Tour. This infection comes some days after the health problems of Reb Beach and Tommy Aldridge. Right below you can read Coverdale's announcement on the band's official website and social media.
"Dear WHITESNAKE fans around the world: We have been rocking our way across the globe on the first part of our Farewell Tour giving all we've got to you, the fans. The rigors of the road are the same for all of us and we have been trying to keep everyone healthy and safe. Unfortunately we have been hit recently with a couple of situations that we have been dealing with, the best we can. First our beloved band leader Reb Beach went down temporarily and he missed a couple of shows while he mended (and is much better now, by the way). Then the rock of our band, the Legendary Tommy Aldridge went down and we unfortunately were not able to play the Rock Imperium Festival in Cartagena this past Saturday (very regrettable and all apologies to our Spanish fans and friends). Tommy was bad enough at the time to have missed the first show ever in his career – The GOOD news is that he is feeling better and is anxious to get back out there to perform for all of you. Unfortunately I have now been hit hard as well. I started feeling a bit under the weather two days ago, and was just diagnosed with an infection of the sinus & trachea. The doctor recommends 5 days of no singing and bed rest. Sadly, that means that we are not going to be able to do the upcoming shows in Milan, Vienna and a decision on Zagreb [July 2] is about to be made. I'm very sorry to all the fans who had planned to come see our Farewell Tour in each of those cities – it's my intention to get better as soon as possible and be able to pick up with the remaining shows of the European Farewell Tour. You are all in our hearts!!".
Whitesnake are going to visit Greece in a few days. Let's wish David Coverdale a speedy recovery.
***update 1: Whitesnake's live show in Zagreb was cancelled too. "I am still under doctor's orders of bed rest" says David Coverdale.
***update 2:The rest of the Farewell Tour was cancelled "due to continuing health challenges". According to an official statement, posted on the band's social media, "It is with the deepest sadness that I must announce that due to continuing health challenges, doctor's orders, and our concern for everyone's health and safety, WHITESNAKE is unable to continue its European Farewell Tour. I extend my sincere apologies to All of WHITESNAKE's Amazing Fans who have been looking forward to the remaining scheduled shows of this tour, All of our Amazing, Fabulous Snakes & tour personnel who have been working so hard to put on these shows, and All of the promoters and other professionals who have helped set up the tour… I Appreciate & Love You All!!!".