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Ringo Starr has been forced to cancel a number of tour dates due to testing positive for COVID.

The news was confirmed in a brief statement on his official website. The statement reads, “Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band were forced to cancel their recent shows at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan and at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN due to illness. It has been confirmed today that Ringo has Covid and the tour will be on hold while Ringo recuperates.”

The statement continues, “Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home. As always, he and the All-Starrs send peace and love to their fans and hope to see them back out on the road soon.”

In addition to the aforementioned Michigan and Minnesota dates, the following shows have also been cancelled:

-Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada Life Centre – October 4
-Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Sasktel Centre – October 5
-Lethbridge, Alberta – Enmax Centre – October 6
-Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre – October 8
-Penticton, BC – South Okanagon Events Centre – October 9

We send our well wishes to Ringo and hope for a speedy recovery and return to touring.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.