The North American leg of Paramore‘s This Is Why tour has come to an end sooner than anticipated.
Having recently postponed four shows due to Hayley Williams’ lung infection, Paramore have now cancelled the remainder of their US tour, including tonight’s (8/10) Portland show and Sunday’s (8/13) Salt Lake City show as the frontwoman heals.
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Hayley broke the news in her Instagram stories, writing: “Hey everybody, we just got off stage in Seattle. After speaking with our team and my doc, I know that trying to finish this tour is now going to come at a detriment to my health. My lungs are just not healing quickly enough to keep up. It got a little scary tonight,” adding, “We will have the team post an official statement ASAP but we are going to have to cancel the last 2 shows of the tour so I can get better finally. I know some of you are camping in Portland already so I just wanted to get this out there. I’m so sorry for all the chaos this has caused some of you. I really tried to kick this shit. Love you all.”
Here’s Paramore’s official statement:
Hayley previously posted a statement about cancelling the first four shows of the US run, saying “touring is different at 34 than it was at 16,” and later fired back at criticism from “internet bros” and their “weird incel ass lifestyle.”
We’re hoping Hayley gets well soon, and if all goes well, Paramore will be coming to NYC in the fall to speak with Amanda Petrusich and perform at Webster Hall on Oct. 6, as part of The New Yorker Festival.
Earlier this week, Paramore were joined on stage by NBA star Steph Curry.
This article was originally published on BrooklynVegan.com and was edited by Alternative Press.