Bon Jovi fans in Mexico were left disappointed yet concerned this week as the band’s famous drummer Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy, forcing the band to postpone concerts in Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
Bon Jovi were due to perform at Foro Sol in Mexico City on September 10 as part of their Because We Can world tour. The concert has been rescheduled for September 29 and all tickets for the Tuesday show will be honoured at that date.
Jon Bon Jovi made the following statement today:
“Greetings from Mexico City.
Last night Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy. Thankfully, the operation was a success and Tico is now recovering in the care of his doctors at the American British Cowdray Hospital. We’d like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the hospital staff who helped our friend through this difficult time.
We’ll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release. David and I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promis ed the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed.
We know many of you make great efforts and travel from around the world to see us on tour. It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night. We are sorry for any inconvenience this sudden change of plans may have caused. We’ll re-schedule any dates that we can and will continue the tour through December. Check BonJovi.com for tour updates.
On behalf of the band, I’d like to thank all of you who support us throughout these challenges.
See you soon. - JBJ”
The update tour schedule is as follows:
September 20 - Rio de Janeiro, BR - Rock in Rio
September 22 - Sao Paulo, BR - Morumbi Stadium
September 24 - Santiago, CL - Estadio Monumental
September 26 - Buenos Aires, AR - Velez Sarsfield
September 29 - Mexico City, MX - Foro Sol
Unfortunately the September 18 show at Estadio Kempes in Cordoba, Argentina has been cancelled. Details about refunds will be released shortly.
We at PopWrapped wish Tico a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing the boys back on the road again soon.