In a disappointing turn of events for Liam Payne fans, the pop star has announced the postponement of his South American tour due to a serious kidney infection. Payne took to his social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) on August 25th to inform his followers about the unfortunate news.
The former One Direction member expressed his regret and said, “It’s with a heavy heart I have to tell you that we have no other choice but to postpone my upcoming tour of South America.” Payne shared that he had been hospitalized for the past week due to the kidney infection, which is an ailment he wouldn’t wish on anyone. Now, doctors have advised him to prioritize rest and recovery.
The tour was set to kick off on September 1st in Lima, Peru, with additional stops in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. Payne acknowledged the disappointment of his fans who had already purchased tickets, stating, “I was beyond excited to come play for you guys.” He assured his fans that efforts are being made to reschedule the tour as soon as possible and that ticket refunds would be provided. Fans are advised to stay updated through their point of purchase for further information.
In a heartfelt video accompanying his statement, a grateful Payne thanked his fans for their love and support. He also expressed his anticipation of hitting the road and performing for them in the near future. The 29-year-old pop star noted that he has a strong support system at home, consisting of the best people who are helping him recover.
This announcement comes a month after Payne revealed completing a 100-day stay in rehab. In a YouTube video titled “I’m Back…,” he explained that he needed time for himself as he didn’t recognize the person he had become. Payne’s openness about his personal struggles has garnered support from fans worldwide.
As fans eagerly await Liam Payne’s return to the stage, they can take solace in the fact that their favorite pop star is taking the necessary steps for his health and well-being. The tour may be postponed for now, but the anticipation for his energetic performances remains high.