Bon Jovi drummer undergoes emergency surgery

Bon Jovi drummer undergoes emergency surgery

David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres (right) of Bon Jovi before a June 2013 concert. Photo: WENN

Rockers Bon Jovi are to remain in Mexico until their drummer recovers from emergency surgery.

The “Livin’ On A Prayer” hitmakers pulled out of a concert in Mexico City at the last minute on Tuesday when doctors insisted that Tico Torres undergo an operation to remove his appendix.

Now the band has decided to stay by Torres’ side and frontman Jon Bon Jovi warns that may mean the cancellation of upcoming gigs.

In a post on Bon Jovi’s official website, he writes, “Last night Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy. Thankfully, the operation was a success and Tico is now recovering in the care of his doctors at the American British Cowdray Hospital.

“We’ll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release… I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed.

“We know many of you make great efforts and travel from around the world to see us on tour. It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night. We are sorry for any inconvenience this sudden change of plans may have caused. We’ll re-schedule any dates that we can and will continue the tour through December.”

Ticket holders have been advised to regularly check the band’s website for updates.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Micro-Lending Fund Gives $120K in 1st 2 months

City of Springfield

The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners…

in Local

U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

u of i research park

The people trying to turn ideas into commerce at the University of Illinois have a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in a program called AWARE.

in Local

SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

lincoln piano

A crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise the final $7,500 needed to bring a possibly 180-year piano back to playable condition.

in Local

Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

jeannie schuur

Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

in Local

Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

corey morgan

Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.