Michael Bolton Takes Hiatus from Touring After Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Iconic singer Michael Bolton has revealed a health challenge that will temporarily halt his musical endeavors. In a heartfelt message to his fans on Friday, the Grammy winner disclosed that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor just before the holidays, leading to immediate surgery.
The 70-year-old artist expressed gratitude for the success of the surgery and shared details of his ongoing recovery on Facebook. He conveyed appreciation for the support of his medical team and the love surrounding him from his family. Bolton assured his fans that, despite the temporary setback, he is committed to accelerating his recovery.
The note continued with Bolton acknowledging the difficulty of disappointing his fans and postponing shows. He pledged to focus on recuperation over the next few months, taking a temporary break from touring. Bolton reassured his followers that he is diligently working towards returning to the stage soon.
Throughout his career, Bolton has built a devoted fan base, and he thanked them for their unwavering love and support over the years. He concluded the message with a promise to provide updates on his recovery, signing off with “Much love always, MB.”
In the past year, Bolton shared his musical project, “Spark of Light,” which aimed to bring positivity during challenging times, including the moving single “Beautiful World.” Reflecting on the impact of the pandemic, he emphasized the need for hope and promise in his music.
Beyond his musical accomplishments, Bolton finds joy in family life. As a father to daughters Isa, Holly, and Taryn, and a grandfather to six grandchildren, he cherishes the love and pride they bring into his life. Bolton acknowledged the evolving priorities in his life, emphasizing the enduring importance of love.
Known for his powerful ballads and extensive career, Bolton remains optimistic about the future, having learned to embrace humor and enjoy life more as he continues to make music and inspire his audience.
Michael Bolton has revealed that he recently underwent emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor, and has subsequently cancelled his foreseeable tour dates.https://t.co/gbRRjtTymH
— Variety (@Variety) January 5, 2024