Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer’s health

Rob Spragg (centre) performs with his band Alabama 3 on the main stage during the TRNSMT Festival on Glasgow Green in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 6, 2018. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.

The group announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. The news comes after a string of already-canceled shows due to the singer’s health.

Bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry wrote in a statement that though he and the rest of the band are disappointed, Owen’s recovery is the priority.

The 50-city tour was scheduled through Nov. 23, where it would have ended in Salisbury, Maryland.

Rescheduled dates will be released in the coming weeks.