Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes cancelled his Spanish concert tour after undergoing emergency surgery for an umbilical hernia at Ruber Internacional Clinic in Madrid.
Although the hernia did not prove to be serious, the medical team treating the artist advised him to undergo the operation to avoid possible peritonitis, according to the Cuban musician’s public relations office.
The same sources said that Milanes, who will have to have complete rest for three weeks, tried to avoid the series of cancellations until the last minute by using a corset during his performances.
At present, it is not known what will be done about the tickets already sold for his Spanish tour, which kicked off on March 2 in Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica and could now be postponed until Milanes’ complete recovery.
The Cuban singer, who is scheduled to release his next album at mid-year, had included 12 concerts on his current tour.