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No good vibrations for Hard Rock Atlantic City: Brian Wilson cancels tour

The legendary popster’s upcoming AyCee gig was called off for reasons related to his mental health.

Chuck Darrow

Chuck Darrow

Pop immortal Brian Wilson has cancelled a tour that was scheduled to bring him to Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City on June 14.

According to a release issued today by the gaming hall, Wilson’s entire road trip, which was slated to kickoff June 7 in Lynn, Mass., was called off due to .“unforeseen health issues,” but the release also included this message from Wilson, which goes into detail about his current situation:

Dear Friends,

It is with great regret that I need to postpone my upcoming June tour.

It is no secret that I have been living with mental illness for many decades. There were times when it was unbearable but with doctors and medications I have been able to live a wonderful, healthy and productive life with support from my family, friends and fans who have helped me through this journey.

As you may know in the last year or so I’ve had 3 surgeries on my back. The surgeries were successful and I’m physically stronger than I’ve been in a long time.

However, after my last surgery I started feeling strange and it’s been pretty scary for a while. I was not feeling like myself. Mentally insecure is how I’d describe it. We're not sure what is causing it but I do know that it’s not good for me to be on the road right now so I’m heading back to Los Angeles.

I had every intention to do these shows and was excited to get back to performing. I've been in the studio recording and rehearsing with my band and have been feeling better. But then it crept back and I’ve been struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean and I don’t know why. It’s something I’ve never dealt with before and we can’t quite figure it out just yet.

I’m looking forward to my recovery and seeing everyone later in the year.

The music and my fans keep me going and I know this will be something I can AGAIN overcome.

Love & Mercy,

Brian Wilson

Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.

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