Ringo Starr, 82, and his All Star Band never made it to the stage during a show in New Buffalo, MI Saturday night because he is reportedly ill. The drummer was due to perform at the Four Winds Casino but postponed the show due to battling a health problem which has apparently affected his voice, TMZ reported. A spokesman confirmed he did not have COVID but did not reveal what the illness was, the outlet said. HollywoodLife have reached out to Ringo’s rep for comment but have yet to hear back.
Despite the cancellation of the original show, there is reportedly a possibility that the show could be rescheduled, but ticket holders were allowed to get a refund if they chose. Audiences who showed up to the show were reportedly told it wasn’t happening, but like the rest of the public, they weren’t given a reason behind the decision. A concertgoer went to Four Winds management and asked why the band canceled and was told it was because Ringo was ill, but they didn’t go into detail. TMZ further reported.
Ringo and his band had another show scheduled in Prior Lake, MN on Sunday night, but shortly after the New Buffalo show was canceled, the venue, Mystic Lake Casino, played announced the show was also “postponed” due to Ringo’s illness. “The Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band concert scheduled for Sunday at 8pm 10/22/22 at the Mystic Showroom has been postponed. Ringo is ill and was hoping to perform hence the late announcement but it has affected his voice. Ringo does not have COVID-19,” read a tweet on the official Twitter account.
“He and the band send peace and love to all the fans who planned to come out and see the show. A rescheduled date will be announced in the future. All original tickets will be honored for the new date,” another tweet read, along with details about the ticket information.
Before the recent cancellations, a photo on Ringo’s official Instagram and Twitter pages, which can be seen above, showed The Beatles member giving a peace sign to the camera as he boarded a plane with others to go to “the next concert”. He was smiling and looked like he was in good spirits as he wore a jacket and sunglasses. “Gregg and Ringo on the tarmac heading to the next gig thank you thank you Toronto Sending you peace and love. ✌️🌟❤️🎶🍒🎵✈️🌈☮️,” the caption read on September 30.