Elvis Costello cancels remaining European tour dates following surgery for an “aggressive” cancer

Photo by Tabatha Fireman/RedfernsOn his website, Elvis Costello told fans that under advice of his doctor, he is cancelling his remaining tour dates in Europe, following apparently successful cancer surgery.

“Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto,'” Costello wrote. “He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.”

At first he said he was, “elated and relieved” that the tour could go ahead, but soon learned otherwise.

“Post-surgical guidelines for such surgery, recommend …read more