Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst postpones European tour due to ‘unexpected’ health news: ‘I only wish the best’
- Durst, 51, announced on Sunday that the band’s upcoming tour would be postponed.
- He said his doctor advised him to delay after the tests were done.
- Durst planned to run more tests to hone in on the undisclosed condition.
- He said he has plans to “catch up” with fans in the UK and Europe.
- Limp Bizkit released their sixth album Still Sucks in October 2021.
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst announced on social media Sunday that the band is postponing an upcoming UK and European tour after he received “very unexpected” health news.
In a text message posted to the rap rock band’s Instagram, the 51-year-old Durst wrote: “Due to personal health reasons and based on medical advice given by my personal physician to take an immediate break from touring, Limp Bizkit will unfortunately have to be postponed. . their UK and European tour in 2022.”
The band was set to tour in support of their album Still Sucks, which was released in October 2021, although the band decided to postpone the tour due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Pending: Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, 51, revealed on Sunday that the band had postponed their upcoming UK and European tour due to ‘unexpected’ health news he had received
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our dedicated fans, promoters and support staff. Wait for further news. Sincerely, Fred & Limp Bizkit,” concluded Durst.
In an accompanying video posted to the band’s website, Durst shared more details about the medical tests that required the delay, though he did not reveal what health issues he was dealing with.
In the clip, which showed the rapper wearing a T-shirt and white baseball cap backwards, he revealed that he decided to take some medical tests to make sure he was in good shape for the tour.
“To my surprise, my doctor decided to send me a letter saying that he would not like me to tour at this time and stay around to do some more tests,” he said.
Health Concerns: “Due to personal health concerns and based on the medical advice given by my personal physician to take an immediate break from touring, Limp Bizkit will unfortunately have to postpone their UK and European tour in 2022,” he wrote on the band’s page on Instagram.
Doctor’s Orders: He added that his doctor asked him to delay after he passed medical tests in a short video posted on the band’s website, though he promised to fix it in front of fans.
Durst said the letter was “very unexpected news” and said he was “very sorry” for his fans who were hoping to see the band.
“I’m looking forward to getting this fixed as soon as possible,” he continued, adding that he was “thankful” to everyone who planned to attend the show.
“I only wish for the best and know that everything will be fine,” Durst said, adding: “I am already working to reward everyone in the UK and across Europe.”
Limp Bizkit previously kicked off the tour in April and performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago in the summer of 2021 before releasing their sixth studio album, which came out ten years after the previous LP.
Staying busy: Limp Bizkit previously started touring in April and performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago in the summer of 2021 before releasing their sixth studio album, which came out ten years after the previous LP; seen in Chicago in July on Lollapalooza
While Durst remains busy with his band, which reached its commercial zenith in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he has since expanded into film production.
In 2007, he made his directorial debut with The Education of Charlie Banks, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter.
He then directed the 2008 sports comedy Long Shots, starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer, and returned to the screen in 2019 with Fanatic.
The psychological thriller starred John Travolta as a troubled autistic man who becomes obsessed with his favorite actor (played by Devon Sawa).
New role: Durst has branched out into filmmaking in recent years. He directed Jesse Eisenberg in The Education of Charlie Banks (2007) and John Travolta in The Fanatic (2019); seen in 2001
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