Earl Sweatshirt cancels European tour due to pneumonia

Odd Future rapper had already missed Bonnaroo festival due to the illness

Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled his European July tour dates due to a bout of pneumonia.

The rapper, part of Odd Future, had already missed Bonnaroo due to the illness, and announced the latest cancellations on Twitter. At the moment, there has been no further news on how long he will be laid low although a press release stated that “all foreseeable tour dates” would be scrapped until he was healthy.

Despite this, his live shows planned in the US for late July currently haven’t been cancelled. Odd Future, meanwhile, will carry out their European tour without him. He tweeted last Wednesday that the lung infection was an ailment that won’t go away “…like dubstep.”

Earlier this month, he also revealed his new album, ‘Doris’, will be released in July. He told MTV Australia that he had finally set a release date for the long-awaited follow-up to his 2010 debut record ‘Earl’, stating: “I’m wrapping everything up so it’s coming out in July. I can’t wait for this shit to come out already so I can finally exhale.”

Over the past six months, the hip-hop star has previewed a handful of tracks from the LP. In late 2012 he premiered the song ‘Chum’, while in March of this year he unveiled the video for his track ‘Whoah!’, with the clip featuring a cameo from Tyler, The Creator and other members of Odd Future – scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch.

He also debuted a number of new tracks when performing live as a special guest of producer Flying Lotus at his LA club, Low End Theory. The rapper dropped three new songs titled ‘Hive’, ‘Guild’ and ‘Burgundy’, with the latter being produced by Pharrell Williams.

Earlier this year, meanwhile, Sweatshirt signed a deal with Columbia Records/Sony to have his own record label imprint, called Tan Cressida, on which ‘Doris’ will be released. Speaking about the record said: “I anticipate a loss of fans. I also anticipate gaining some. So. You know. Yeah… I hope i lose you as a fan if you only fuck with me cause i rapped about raping girls when i was 15… I fucking love how it sounds. And uhh. Thats what matters… Im gonna go out on a limb and say that you can hear the progression.”