Bonnie Raitt cancels tour dates with James Taylor due to surgery

Bonnie Raitt has cancelled her forthcoming tour dates with James Taylor due to an unspecified surgery procedure, although she says “The prognosis is good and a full recovery is expected.”

The veteran singer-songwriter-guitarist made the announcement via a Facebook post on Monday morning.

“We are extremely sorry to announce that Bonnie Raitt will need to miss the first leg of her tour with James Taylor due to a medical situation. Following her annual physical, it was determined she needs to schedule some surgery soon. The prognosis is good and a full recovery is expected.

“’I’m deeply sorry to have to disappoint my fans, James and colleagues with these cancellations. I was so looking forward to our tour, but I’m very grateful that the doctors feel this can be taken care of with surgery. I’m feeling strong and am in great hands with my wonderful team. I fully expect to return for the second leg of the US tour in June followed by our European tour in July.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Bonnie Raitt attends the 2017 Little Kids Rock Benefit at PlayStation Theater on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 28: Bonnie Raitt performs during the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 22: Bonnie Raitt performs in concert during the 'Texas Strong: Hurricane Harvey Can't Mess With Texas' benefit at The Frank Erwin Center on September 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Bonnie Raitt arrives for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The 2016 honorees are: Argentine pianist Martha Argerich; rock band the Eagles; screen and stage actor Al Pacino; gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples; and musician James Taylor. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt attends the Americana Honors & Awards 2016 at Ryman Auditorium on September 21, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Americana Music)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, August 29 included Terrence Howard ('Empire'), Wolf Blitzer ('The Situation Room') and musical guest Bonnie Raitt. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) BONNIE RAITT
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Bonnie Raitt at The BBC on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
GREATEST HITS - 'Greatest Hits: 1990-1995' - The early 1990s produced iconic artists from a variety of genres that continue to hold their popularity today. The greatest hits from the 1990-1995 musical era are celebrated with timeless performances by Boyz II Men, En Vogue, Montell Jordan and Seal, including a duet featuring Bonnie Raitt and Andra Day performing an enthralling collaboration of their hit songs 'Love Sneaking Up On You' and 'Rise Up.' The episode also features Alessia Cara performing U2's 'One' and Little Big Town performing Oasis' 'Wonderwall.' Special appearances include Kim Fields and Victoria Rowell, as they reminisce about appearing in Boyz II Men's 'On Bended Knee' music video. Hosted by actor and comedian Arsenio Hall and country music star Kelsea Ballerini, 'Greatest Hits' will air THURSDAY, JULY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) BONNIE RAITT, ANDRA DAY
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 01: Bonnie Raitt performs during the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Bonnie Raitt visits 'THE VIEW,' 3/9/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) BONNIE RAITT
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 15: Bonnie Raitt during THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Bonnie Raitt attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singers Chris Stapleton (L) and Bonnie Raitt perform a tribute to the late B.B. King onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
September 18, 2015 - Bonnie Raitt at KAABOO Del Mar Music Festival at the Del Mar Race Track and Fair Grounds in Del Mar, California (Photo by Tom Walko/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Bonnie Raitt attends the ceremony honoring Joe Smith with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
DANA POINT, CA - MAY 17: Singer Bonnie Raitt performs onstage at Doheny State Beach on May 17, 2015 in Dana Point, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Recording artist Bonnie Raitt arrives at The 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year honoring Bob Dylan held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Musician Bonnie Raitt performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. For more information visit musicares.org. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
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“’Thank you all for your concern and understanding that the best gift you could give me is respecting my wish for privacy and giving me space to heal. Can’t wait to see you all back on the road again soon!’”

More information about the concerts can be found at JamesTaylor.com and for those ticket buyers who would like to request a refund to a show affected by this announcement, please do so at original point of purchase.

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