October 27, 2013 13:04

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer

Band cancel Australian and New Zealand tour so he can seek treatment

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer

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Fleetwood Mac's John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer, it has been confirmed.

The band have now cancelled their Australian and New Zealand tour so that McVie, one of the co-founding members of the legendary group, can seek treatment for the illness.

A statement, posted on the band's official Facebook page earlier this morning (October 27), read: "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. 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."

The band added: "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."

Earlier this month, bookmakers stopped taking bets on Fleetwood Mac headlining Glastonbury Festival in 2014. Ladbrokes were previously offering odds of 1/4 on seeing the band, famous for their albums 'Rumours' and 'Tusk', headline the Pyramid Stage in June next year. However, following an increased period of speculation and Fleetwood Mac's recent UK tour dates, the betting was then suspended.

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