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Chris Martin’s lung infection forces Coldplay to postpone shows

<i>Bruna Prado/AP</i><br/>Chris Martin's lung infection forces Coldplay to postpone shows.
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Chris Martin's lung infection forces Coldplay to postpone shows.

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

A serious illness has caused Coldplay to pause their tour.

The band announced on their verified Instagram account Tuesday that they would be postponing planned concerts in Brazil after frontman Chris Martin fell ill.

“With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023,” the statement read. “Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks.”

According to the statement, the group is “working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days.”

“To everyone in Brazil who was looking forward to these concerts, we’re extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience, and we’re so grateful for your understanding at this challenging time where we need to prioritise Chris’ health,” the statement read.

Original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled shows.

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