Bonnie Raitt Cancels Tour For Surgery
via Recording Academy / GRAMMYs
Bonnie Raitt has rescheduled her tour dates for May 2023 due to a medical problem that has not been disclosed. Two of the five affected shows, in Louisville and Indianapolis, have new dates set for June 30 and July 1, respectively.
On the other hand, the new dates for the shows in Athens and Pittsburgh have not yet been announced. Additionally, her appearance at Brandi Carlisle’s Mothership Weekend on May 14 has been canceled.
A social media statement stated that Bonnie is facing a medical issue that needs to be resolved through surgery. The doctors have advised her to avoid performing for a few weeks to ensure a proper recovery. Regrettably, this coincides with the five scheduled tour dates in May.
The statement expresses remorse for any inconvenience caused and acknowledges the disappointment it may cause to the fans, band, crew, and promoters. However, unexpected circumstances can arise, and the situation is beyond their control.
The report mentioned that Raitt is receiving excellent care, and the team is pleased to announce that the 2023 tour will resume in Dublin, Ireland, on June 1st. While Raitt was excited about the shows, the team is grateful for the fans’ understanding and support during this healing period and asks that they respect her privacy.
Emotional Grammy Win for Organ Transplants
Raitt, 73, wrote on the emotional impact of receiving a Grammy in February for her song “Just Like That,” which addresses the issue of emotions associated with organ transplants.
The song was inspired by a news report some years ago about a woman meeting her son’s heart recipient. The moment was highly charged with emotion, and when the man asked her to rest her head on his chest to hear her son’s heartbeat, she was deeply moved.
In an interview, Raitt spoke about the importance of organ donation and the need to raise awareness about the issue. She emphasized that it is a decision everyone should make for themselves and their families, as it can save lives and offer hope to those in need.