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Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Has Appendix Out

Band postpones tour for drummer's emergency surgery

Tico Torres performs in Philadelphia.
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September 12, 2013 11:20 AM ET

Yet another wrench has been thrown in Bon Jovi's touring plans: the band has postponed a handful of shows after drummer Tico Torres required emergency surgery to remove his appendix, The Associated Press reports.

Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital  Tuesday in Mexico City after the band postponed that night's show. The remaining members of the band joined Torres at the hospital in support.

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Jon Bon Jovi posted on the band's website that in addition to the Mexico City show, the rockers would also be putting off shows in Chile and Argentina, and apologized for the inconvenient circumstances. 

"It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night," Bon Jovi wrote. "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."

Torres' surgery is the latest kink for the band, following Richie Sambora's departure from the band last month under unclear circumstances.

Bon Jovi are scheduled to resume touring on September 20th in Rio de Janeiro.

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