Rockers Gossip have cancelled two shows in Europe after frontwoman Beth Ditto was struck down with a throat condition.
The band was due to play a concert in Belgium on Friday night (27Nov09), followed by a performance at Britain's O2 Academy in Birmingham on Sunday (29Nov09). But both dates have been axed after doctors advised Ditto to rest her voice.
A statement released on behalf of the band reads, "This Sunday's O2 Academy Birmingham show for Gossip has unfortunately had to be cancelled on medical advice. Beth has been advised that consecutive shows are contributing to her current throat condition.
"Tonight's show in Belgium and the show in Birmingham will have to be cancelled as a result. Refunds will be available for this from point of purchase."
The band's gig in Manchester, England is also set to go ahead on Monday (30Nov09).