Ringo Starr cancels North American tour after catching COVID

Ringo Starr has cancelled several North American tour shows. A spokesperson declares, “Ringo has Covid and the tour will be on hold.”

Ringo Starr is reportedly “recovering at home,” after testing positive for COVID-19. In light of the unfortunate diagnosis, the former Beatles drummer, who is currently 82, has cancelled a number of upcoming North American tour dates, including Canadian shows that were scheduled to take place this week in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

A spokesperson for Starr informed the BBC, “It has been confirmed today that Ringo has Covid and the tour will be on hold. We will keep fans updated with any further news or changes.”

Ringo Starr
Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

Prior to contracting COVID-19, Ringo Starr was busy performing a string of shows in Canada and the US, along with his All-Starr band. As far as his US and Mexico tour dates scheduled for later months are concerned, a decision is yet to be made on whether or not they will go ahead or be postponed.

We’re sending our well wishes to Ringo Starr, and we hope the music icon has a speedy recovery. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for updates on his pending future tour dates.