Joe Lynn Turner cancels European tour following heart attack

The former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer is now undergoing "an unplanned medical procedure" following the health scare

Joe Lynn Turner has cancelled his upcoming European tour dates after suffering a heart attack last weekend.

The former Deep Purple and Rainbow vocalist was reported to be in a stable condition after receiving treatment in Minsk, Belarus last Friday (April 13). Turner had been in Europe ahead of his planned tour in the continent, which was due to kick off in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 25.

However, Turner has now had to cancel all of his forthcoming live plans following the heart attack. A statement issued on his management company’s Facebook page explained that the singer is “not allowed to travel or fly right now” due to an “unplanned medical procedure”.

“Due to an unplanned medical procedure, Joe Lynn Turner is postponing all activities for the next few months as he is not allowed to travel or fly right now,” Stahl Entertainment said in a statement. “We are working on rescheduling all club shows and will announce new dates as soon as possible. Bought tickets [are] valid.

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. No fear, only love and positive thoughts!”

Despite Turner’s condition, his band Sunstorm have proceeded with plans to release their new single this week ahead of the arrival of their new album ‘The Road To Hell’ in June.

Check out ‘Only The Good Will Survive’ below.

Sunstorm’s label, Frontiers Music, explained that the release of the single “was scheduled well ahead of this weekend’s news that Joe Lynn Turner was hospitalised.”

“We wish to extend our sincere and heartfelt wishes that Joe has a speedy recovery and is back to commanding the stage soon, as he has done for decades,” Frontiers noted. “Get well soon.”