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04 October 2022

Coldplay Postpone Brazil Gigs After Chris Martin Diagnosed With “Serious Lung Infection”

Coldplay performing at the Hollywood Bowl 31st May 2003, Los Angeles, United States of America
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Coldplay have been forced to postpone their forthcoming shows in Brazil until 2023 due to illness. Singer Chris Martin has been diagnosed with a serious lung infection and has been ordered to rest for three weeks.

The band are currently on the South American leg of their huge Music Of The Spheres world tour in support of their ninth album of the same name. Their most recent gig took place in Santiago, Chile on 24 September and they had been due to resume the tour with a run of concerts in Brazil, beginning Tuesday 11 October.

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In a statement released on social media, the group announced the Brazilian gigs will no longer be taking place. ““With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023.

“Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks.”

“To everyone in Brazil who was looking forward to these concerts, we’re extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience.” The message went on: “And we’re so grateful for your understanding at this challenging time where we need to prioritise Chris’ health.”

It added: “Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new rescheduled dates. These will happen in early 2023 and will be announced very soon. However, we will also honour all requests for ticket refunds – which will be available at the point of sale.

“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. To everyone affected, please accept our sincere apologies, and thank you as always for your love and support.”

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