Ian Tyson Cancels Shows Due To 'Medical Situation'


Canadian country singer Ian Tyson has cancelled all of his upcoming appearances due to an “unexpected and serious medical situation.”

"I'm having some heart problems and the doctors are looking after me," the 84-year-old singer explained in a message to ticket holders for his Aug. 25 concert with Corb Lund in Drumheller, Alberta. "Thanks for everyone's thoughts and see you soon.”

Tyson was reportedly admitted to a hospital on Monday after suffering heart rhythm issues, and will undergo surgery in the coming days before returning home to recover, according to CTV.

"I've represented him for over 30 years and he's had a few hiccups before and overcome them," Tyson’s manager Paul Mascioli said in a statement. "I can't see why he wouldn't do this one too.”

Tyson, his team, and Lund also made the announcement and offered their best wishes in a post on the singer's Facebook page: