Fans rally behind singer Michael Bolton following shocking health news

Jan 06, 2024
The anticipation among fans remains high, hopeful for Bolton's full recovery and a triumphant return to the stage. Source: AP Photo.

As the world welcomed the new year with hopes and aspirations, legendary singer-songwriter Michael Bolton faced “unexpected challenges” that tested his resilience and strength.

In a heartfelt message to his fans, Bolton revealed that just before the holidays, a brain tumor was discovered, leading to immediate surgery and a temporary hiatus from touring.

Bolton took to social media to reveal the startling news of his recent health challenges to his devoted fanbase.

“I want to start by wishing everyone a very happy and healthy new year! I also want to share that 2023 ended up presenting me with some very unexpected challenges,” Bolton began.

“Just before the holidays, it was discovered that I had a brain tumor, which required immediate surgery. Thanks to my incredible medical team, the surgery was a success. I am now recuperating at home and surrounded by the tremendous love and support of my family.

“For the next couple of months, I will be devoting my time and energy to my recovery which means I’ll have to take a temporary break from touring. It is always the hardest thing for me to ever disappoint my fans or postpone a show, but have no doubt I am working hard to accelerate my recovery and get back to performing soon.

“I am beyond grateful for all the love and support you have so generously shown me through the years. Know that I’m keeping your positive messages in my heart, and I’ll give you more updates as soon as I can. Much love always, MB.”

Fans rallied behind the music icon, flooding social media with messages of support.

“Omg, so glad you are doing well! Prayers and hugs to you for speedy recovery. Time to rest and enjoy loved ones while recuperating. Your fans will always be there!!” one fan wrote.

“Best wishes for a full recovery Michael. Take it easy and do as the Dr orders please.”

“Michael, my heart breaks to hear this. I will hold you, your family and, your care givers in my prayers and thoughts. I look forward to attending a concert once you are on the mend.”

“Oh , Michael, so sorry to hear but glad that surgery was a success! Will pray for full recovery! Love you bunches!” commented another.

“Thank you for sharing and wishing you a full recovery and will see you again when you’re back on your feet again xx.”

Bolton’s unexpected health setback has prompted the postponement of his upcoming tour dates. Originally set to perform on February 1 at the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Florida, and with a total of six tour dates in February, three each in March and April, fans are eagerly awaiting updates on his recovery and the resumption of his tour.

The uncertainty looms over his scheduled performance at the London O2 Arena on July 25, where he is set to headline with special guest Bonnie Tyler.

The anticipation among fans remains high, hopeful for Bolton’s full recovery and a triumphant return to the stage.

-with PA.

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