(CelebrityAccess) — Rapper Future has abruptly canceled the remaining dates on the Australian and New Zealand leg of his Hndrxx tour following the sudden death of a close friend.
Promoter Live Nation issued a statement on the cancellation: "We regret to advise that a very close friend of Future's has passed away, as a result he is rushing back to the USA to attend the funeral."
"Live Nation wish to offer Future their condolences at this difficult time and we know his fans will too."
In a post to his social media, Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, wrote: "I always gave racism a cold shoulder because my real brother Is a white guy by the name of Seth Firkins. I got a call saying u died in your sleep? First thing came to my mind is, why are you sleep at 5am? That's when we record our best shit & I tell u 'don't' fall asleep we got more work to do.. but somethin told me I should've been at home recording for some reason. I was saying this in my head, then bad news beat me home!
"I love u beyond this post, I will cherish u forever big bro, I just wish u would've text me & told me u was going to sleep and i wasn't going to be able to wake u up this time…the family will miss u 1000%!! No kap in my game kid, rest well my brother. Rest well."
Future, who is on the road with his Hndrxx tour, was due to play at Auckland's Spark Arena on Sept. 28th, followed by a show at Listen Out Sydney in Sydney on the 30th and Listen Out Brisbane on Oct. 1st.