David Crosby Postpones Solo Tour Following Medical Procedure
David Crosby has been forced to reschedule his remaining solo dates in support of his new album, Croz, due to health issues.
On Monday (February 17th) a message was posted on his official site, DavidCrosby.com, which reads:
"At the urging of his doctor, on Friday, February 14th, David Crosby underwent a cardiac catheterization and angiogram, based on the results of a routine cardiac stress test. The left anterior coronary artery was found to be 90% blocked, and two stents were placed to provide blood flow to his heart muscle. David is expected to have a full recovery. He did not have a heart attack, though it is certain that had he chosen to ignore his doctor’s urgent recommendation, it would have led to one.
'I am very glad that I listened to my doctors and my family. It seems I am once again a very lucky man,' says David Crosby. 'I'm sorry to have to move the dates, but I promise the music will be good when we do play them.'
Because he has been instructed to rest before resuming normal activities, the two sold out shows scheduled for the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on February 20th and 21st have been postponed to April 20th and 21st. Please contact the box office at the Great American Music Hall for details. The five sold out shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, California previously scheduled for February 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th, and 28th will also be postponed to April. The exact dates will be announced very shortly.
All Crosby, Stills & Nash shows will continue as scheduled. The first show of CSN's 2014 tour kicks off in Richmond, Virginia on March 4th."
David Crosby, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 and suffers from type 2 diabetes, is a father of six and has cheated death on numerous occasions, said that he's grown to enjoy every day he's still alive: "It's a funny thing happens. When you come close to dying, and you don't, each day becomes this precious jewel, this commodity that it's so valuable to you. And you wind up really being excited with it, and really wantin' to do something with every minute of every day. You have what the French call a 'raison d'etre,' a reason for being."