Irish chart-toppers Aslan have been forced to pull the plug on two gigs in the UK due to the Coronavirus.
The ‘Crazy World’ stars were due to place two dates in Britain next week but say that “due to Christy’s compromised immune system”, they will no longer go ahead.
The Aslan frontman (59) was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare form of blood cancer, in 2013 and has been battling with ill health over the past number of years.
In a statement from the band, they said: “We have to take Christy’s medical team’s advice on this and we hope we can reschedule this date very soon.
“Thank you to everyone for understanding our position in this and we apologise but it is a matter beyond our control.”
“Tickets can be held for new date or refunds can be issued from point of purchase.”
They were due to play Birmingham March 13 and Liverpool on March 14 as part of their current tour, which also takes in dates in Dublin, Belfast and Cavan.
They had been schedule to perform in the UK as part of the build-up to the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
However, the band is clearly taking no chances when it comes to the singer’s health.
Their current tour Goodbye Charlie Moonhead marks the 25th anniversary of the release of their iconic album of the same name back in 1994.
Christy spoke about how medics thought they may have found a cure for his type of cancer last year.
Dignam had been receiving treatment at the leading Royal Free Hospital in London every two months and he said he would “do my best” to receive the treatment.
“It’s been prescribed by the NHS... so I’ll have to get onto the HSE,” he said.