Coldplay's Chris Martin battles "serious lung infection" as band postpone Brazil dates

5 October 2022, 16:32

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Chris Martin has contracted a serious throat infection. Picture: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

By Jenny Mensah

The My Universe outfit have been forced to postpone their Brazil shows after Chris Martin contracted a "serious lung infection".

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Coldplay have announced the postponement of their remaining tour dates this year.

The band were set to play huge shows in Brazil this month, playing Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, but have been forced to axe them due to the "serious" condition from their frontman Chris Martin.

Taking to Instagram, the band wrote: "With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023."

The Yellow outfit explained: "Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks.

"We’re working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days."

The band continued: "We’re optimistic that Chris will return to good health after the prescribed medical break and look forward to resuming the tour as soon as possible.

"To everyone affected, please accept our sincere apologies, and thank you as always for your love and support."

Find out what we know so far about the gigs below.

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Coldplay's Will Champion, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman
Coldplay's Will Champion, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman. Picture: Press

Which dates have Coldplay cancelled?

Coldplay were forced to cancel their upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Can you get a refund for their postponed Brazil dates?

Yes, fans in Brazil can get a refund, although the band plan to reschedule the dates in the near future.

What are Coldplay's new tour dates?

Chris Martin and co told their fans they will reschedule the postposed dates for "early 2023".

The news comes off the back of Coldplay's world tour, which saw them play mammoth shows across the globe and six nights at London's Wembley Stadium alone.

The sold-out gigs saw guest appearances from the likes of Craig David, Natalie Imbruglia, Stormzy and Steve Coogan in character as Alan Partridge, who performed ABBA's Knowing Me Knowing You and Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill.

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