Soft rock legends Dr Hook have cancelled a gig planned for Dundee later this year after the group’s lead singer fell ill.
The Dr Hook 50th Anniversary World Tour 2019-20 was set to roll into the Caird Hall on Friday November 8.
The band, fronted by Dennis Locorriere, chalked up a series of top 10 hits, including When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman and Sexy Eyes, in the 1970s.
Fans were disappointed to learn this week that the Dundee show has been called off after Locorriere had a minor procedure on his prostate, which led to kidney issues.
A statement issued on the group’s website said the condition was not life threatening, but his doctors had urged him to rest.
As a result the band have cancelled all of their forthcoming dates worldwide for the rest of 2019 and for the first six months of 2020.
Fan Shelagh Wilson, who had bought tickets for the Dundee show, said: “I was looking forward to it but someone’s health has to come first.”
The band have been out on the road for the last two years with a tour that has sold out multiple venues across the world.
Dr Hook were formed in 1968 but the line-up’s original run ended in 1985.
Locorriere retained the rights to the band name and has toured extensively with newer members since then, while keeping the classic sound.
It is hoped that the group will be able to return to touring as soon as he is given a clean bill of health.
A spokesman for the Caird Hall said ticket refunds would be available from the point of purchase.