A "personal matter" leads to the jaunt with Eve being put back for several months...


has postponed his UK tour until the autumn.

The star was due to play a six shows next month with fellow rapper[a][/a].

But a “personal matter” has led to the arena concerts being put back for several months.The gigs are believed to have been postponed because of illness in Nelly‘s family. The problem also led to the star pulling out of a scheduled performance at tonight’s (February 20) Brit Awards in London.

A statement by tour promoter Clear Channel said: “Unfortunately, Nelly has had to postpone the tour due to an unforeseeable personal matter.”

Fans are being told to either retain their tickets for the rescheduled dates or get a refund from the point of purchase.

The dates affected are:

London Wembley Arena (March 21/22)

Cardiff Arena (March 27)

Sheffield Arena (March 28)

Birmingham NEC (March 29)

Manchester MEN Arena (March 30)