Drake Postpones European Tour Over Ailing Mother

Drake has rescheduled the European leg of his Away From Home Tour due to a family emergency.

In a statement Drizzy explained that he has to tend to his mother. “Despite my best hopes, it is apparent that my mother will need surgery earlier than anticipated.” The Young Money star said. “In light of this news, I have made the difficult decision to cancel my European tour in order to support her during her recovery.”

“I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy during this time,” he added.

The Toronto artist has rescheduled dates in London, Paris, and Amsterdam for November, while promoters have encouraged fans to save their tickets. Unfortunately, his sets during the Hove, Roskilde, Wireless, Les Ardentes, Oxegen, and T in the Park festivals will not take place.

This is a pretty sad blow for the emerging artist whose debut album, Thank Me Later, was recently released, selling an impressive 447,000 units in its first week on shelves.

Drake will return to the stage in three weeks in his native country of Canada. Fans can view the forthcoming dates below. —Vaughn Roland

Canadian Tour Dates:
7/16 Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
7/17 St. John’s, NB @ Harbour Station
7/18 Montreal, @ Metropolis
7/21 Winnipeg @ Centennial Hall
7/23 Saskatoon, SK@ Credit Union Centre
7/24 Edmonton @ Edmonton Events Centre
7/25 Calgary, AB @ The Big 4
7/27 Vancouver @ Centre For Performing Arts
8/01 OVO Festival @ Molson Amphitheatre

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    She probably needs ear surgery after listening to the album.

    Everyone get mad at me now.

    • Eh!

      It wasn’t THAT bad.

      • alicia

        its cool

    • Krime

      LMAO!
      WORD!

  • DownSouth

    Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s gonna get the privacy he wants. You know how the papparazzi is. I wish a speedy recovery for his moms.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • ola

    This speaks volumes on his character

  • MTV

    Wheel chair Jimmy is taking a break because he did not bring in 800,000 on the first week.

  • nunya

    I respect the hell out of that. Props Drizzy, you wouldn’t be shit without moms…glad you are aware of it.

  • nunya

    I respect the hell out of that. Props Drizzy, you wouldn’t be sh!t without moms…glad you are aware of it.

  • 2Trill

    puttin moms first gotta respect that.

  • alicia

    I love The World Cup! World Cup is about sportsmanship. My boyfriend and i both think so. He is a sexy black man,lol. I know him via *** (B lack wh ite Cupid)* .*{C00M} *** a nice place for black white singles, to interact with each other…no bounds or extremes in front of true love. . …@love it

  • Q461

    Much respect to Drake…real man shit right there

  • http://www.justice.gov.za Chiliz

    @ Pierzy
    “She probably needs ear surgery after listening to the album.” ……..LMFHO.

    On the role though hope she gets well & enjoy her son’s success.

  • Pierzy is queer

    EAR SURGERY… dry humuor, not even funny just ignorant and disrespectful. grow the fuk up kid.

    dudes mother is in need of support.

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      Waaah! Haha.

      And you should probably learn how to spell “humor” and use capitalization.

  • Peso

    seems like he got a GREAT mother and of course he’s going to be there for her…DUHhhh

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  • http://XXLMAG.com Mr. Shhhhh

    Why the fuck you telling us for? Like she’s somebody. I just might rob and kill him tonight……..

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