SYDNEY, Australia (VIP-NEWS) — The Jezabels has cancelled their world tour after the group’s keyboardist was instructed to undergo immediate treatment for ovarian cancer.
Heather Shannon was diagnosed with a “unique type” of ovarian cancer three years ago, though until now, she’s been able to work through her illness. According to a statement issued by the band, a “sudden turn of events” will require Shannon to stay in Sydney for treatment. And the band won’t hit the road without her.
The award-winning group was due to embark on an extensive tour next month in support of its third album, Synthia, due Feb. 12 (via MGM). A five-date tour of Australia was slated to start Feb. 26 at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, but all dates have been canceled, according to Frontier Touring, the presenter of the national tour. A global trek was scheduled to kick off March 10 at Tufnell Park, U.K. but has been nixed “until further notice”.
A statement from the band reads, "Three years ago Heather was diagnosed with a unique type of ovarian cancer. Although she has been able to maintain life as usual generally, between treatments, the time has come for her to undergo further immediate treatment which will require her to stay in Sydney.
"We were very excited to be hitting the road again in support of our third album, Synthia, but sadly due to a sudden turn of events Heather’s condition requires attention now so touring in the proposed time frame is no longer possible."