Brian Wilson postpones tour dates to undergo surgery

Beach Boy's US shows in May affected by news

Brian Wilson has announced that he has been forced to postpone a number of tour dates in order to undergo back surgery.

The Beach Boys legend is currently touring his iconic band’s classic album ‘Pet Sounds’.

Making an announcement to fans on Twitter, Wilson wrote that he has been “having some issues with my back that has very recently gotten worse”.

Wilson continued to state that he had been told by doctors “that I need to have back surgery immediately,” adding: “They are optimistic that this will finally relieve the pain.”

“Sadly, this means we must postpone the upcoming May shows,” Wilson continued. The dates affected include US shows in Washington DC, Nashville, Richmond, Augusta, Clearwater, Viera and Pompano Beach.

“I’m very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to everyone who was coming out to see us,” Wilson said, stating that his agents were “already in the process of rescheduling” the dates in question.

“Please know that the music is in my heart and in my soul and me and the boys are looking forward to performing for you very soon.”

Read the announcement in full below:

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Earlier this year, Wilson had his high school music grade changed from an F to an A.