Leonard Cohen postpones European tour after injury

The singer-songwriter's gigs have been put back by six months

Leonard Cohen is set for a £1 million royalty windfall after his classic song 'Hallelujah', which he wrote in 1984, was chosen as the debut single by 'X Factor' winner Alexandra Burke. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter will be glad of the money - his retirement savings were wiped out by an unscrupulous former manager, who helped herself to more than $5 million of Cohen's earnings. Pic: Danny North
Leonard Cohen has postponed his European tour for six months while he recovers from a back injury.

The veteran singer-songwriter, who returned to touring after more than 10 years in 2008, is believed to be undergoing physiotherapy for the injury. The tour will now begin in the French city of Caen on September 15, 2010, according to his spokesperson.

It is not yet known how the 75-year-old, who appeared at the Grammy Awards to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday (January 31), sustained his injury.

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