Coldplay; Photo Courtesy of James Marcus Haney
Coldplay; Photo Courtesy of James Marcus Haney

BREAKING: Coldplay Issues Statement & Postpones Eight Upcoming Shows As Chris Martin Falls Ill

Coldplay were forced to postpone their upcoming Brazil concerts on their Music of the Spheres World Tour as frontman Chris Martin falls ill with a “serious lung infection.”

On Tuesday (Oct. 4), the band took to their official website and social media channels to share the unfortunate news with fans via a lengthy statement. 

“With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023,” the statement began. “Due to a serious lung infection, Chris [Martin] has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks. We’re working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days.”

The award-winning group then apologized to their fans in Brazil. “To everyone in Brazil who was looking forward to these concerts, we’re extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience, and we’re so grateful for your understanding at this challenging time where we need to prioritize Chris’ health,” the band added. 

“We’re optimistic that Chris will return to good health after the prescribed medical break and look forward to resuming the tour as soon as possible,” the statement concluded. “To everyone affected, please accept our sincere apologies, and thank you as always for your love and support.”

Tickets for the Brazil concerts will be valid for the new rescheduled dates, which will take place in early 2023. The band will also honor all requests for refunds if fans are no longer able to make the show, which will be available at the point of sale.

The “Yellow” hitmakers were originally scheduled to perform eight concerts between October 11 and October 22 in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as part of their Music of the Spheres world tour. The dates affected include their shows at Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro (Oct. 11, 12) and their six-date run at Allianz Parque in São Paulo (Oct. 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22).

The tour comes in support of Coldplay’s latest album, Music of the Spheres, the group’s ninth studio album that spawned several hits songs, including “Higher Power,” “My Universe,” and “Let Somebody Go.”

Additionally, the band recently released their new single called “Biutyful,” from the same album.

Coldplay’s next scheduled tour date is October 25 in Argentina, where they’ll remain for 10 concerts.

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