Pop punks Blink-182 have cancelled a number of upcoming tour dates so drummer Travis Barker can recover from an operation.
The All the Small Things stars are pulling out of their upcoming North American tour after Barker was admitted to hospital to have his tonsils removed.
Barker posted a photo of himself undergoing the tonsillectomy on his Twitter.com page earlier this month (May12), and told fans he was in agony after the surgery.
He writes, "My throat still feels like I'm swallowing broken f**king glass. Looking forward 2 (sic) this being over with... My throat is still bleeding from getting my tonsils yanked."
Now the rockers are axeing their May (12) shows in the U.S. and Canada so Barker can focus on getting better.
A statement posted on their website reads, "The band apologises for any inconvenience as a result of these cancellations and thanks their fans for their ongoing support."