Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Cancelled His Tour Due To ‘Serious Heart Problems’

By: 02.28.16
Ginger Baker's Airforce Show At The Borderline In London

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Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s upcoming tour dates have been cancelled, after being diagnosed with “serious heart problems.” Sharing the news on his official blog Baker wrote:

“Just seen doctor… big shock… no more gigs for this old drummer… everything is off… of all things I never thought it would be my heart…”

Baker’s verified Facebook fan page then confirmed the news:

“To all fans; it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of all shows. Ginger’s doctors have insisted that he have complete rest due to diagnosis of serious heart problems. We hope you will all join with his family in wishing him well. God bless Ginger Baker.”

The message was also posted on the touring section of Baker’s official site. During an interview with Rolling Stone back in 2013, Baker admitted that his health was “not good.” “It’s troubling. At the end of the gig I’m absolutely exhausted,” Baker said. “I’ve got degenerative osteoarthritis, which is extremely painful and I’m on a regiment with a health service pain management control. Apart from that I’ve got COPD from smoking.”

(Via Rolling Stone)

 

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