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Randy Newman postpones tour due to broken neck


Randy Newman has postponed his upcoming tour as he recovers from recent surgery to repair a broken neck. The series of shows was originally scheduled to kick off on March 15 in Dublin, Ireland.

Ticket holders have been urged to keep an eye out for information regarding rescheduled dates.

“Recently, I noticed that I was shrinking,” the legendary singer-songwriter explained on his website. “People I had dominated over now dominated me. Would that be a reward for writing ‘Short People’? Turns out my neck was broken.”

Although Newman, 78, did not divulge further details about his condition, he noted that the surgery went well and his doctor recommended more recovery time before resuming performances in direct.

“They operated on me successfully, I think,” he said. “Because even now I look less like an anteater than an early 60s folk-rock artist. But the doctor said I wasn’t quite ready to go on tour. I was really looking forward to coming to Europe to play. I miss playing a lot, and I look forward to when I can come. I’m sorry not to see you this time but I’ll see you soon.

Newman’s last live appearance was in July 2021 when he performed at Newport Folk “Folk On!” festival, which also included performances by Beck, Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker.

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