Elvis Costello is Recovering from Surgery for an "Aggressive" Cancer

July 9, 2018

Elvis Costello has canceled the last six dates of his European tour, because he had cancer surgery a while back, and the recovery is a little tougher than he expected.

He issued a statement saying, quote, "Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, 'You should start playing the Lotto.'  He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery."

After a few weeks' recovery, Elvis returned to the road but it took a toll on him. Quote, "The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength. Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour."

He added that he has a new album coming in October.