Austin Mahone MTV Tour Canceled in Wake of Singer’s Hospitalization
Austin Mahone’s “MTV Artist to Watch Tour” has been canceled in the wake of his hospitalization.
“Austin is very ill. Unfortunately we are going to have to postpone the entire MTV Artist to Watch Tour,” the singer’s mother tweeted on Thursday night.
Michele Mahone continued, “Austin is very upset about this & we want to say we are sorry to all the Mahomies & their parents who have made arrangements to come out.”
“We feel very bad but we have no choice but to cancel the tour for now. Thank you for your prayers #PrayforAustin,” she added.
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Mahone was hospitalized on Thursday, hours after he said he was suffering from a “bad flu” with a 103 fever.
His tour — the singer’s first – was originally set to start today, but the first two dates were postponed Wednesday as Mahone’s illness worsened.
It was scheduled to run through November 1.
Mahone’s rep tells us in a statement:
Due to illness, Austin Mahone will unfortunately have to postpone his sold out MTV Artist to Watch Presents Tour to 2014. The singer, who fell ill earlier this week and already postponed his Miami and Orlando shows, is now on strict Dr.’s orders to stay on rest and will need to reschedule all dates on the tour. The tour featured support artists Becky G, Midnight Red, and W3 The Future. Ticket holders for the sold out tour will be notified of the new 2014 dates and all details as soon as possible.
Michele posted an Instagram photo of her son (see above right and below) shortly before the announcement, writing, “My poor baby… I cannot remember the last time he was so sick.”
We’ll have updates.