Brian May has cancelled the rest of his 2016 concerts, citing an unnamed medical condition.
“I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia but I have been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will,” May reported on his official website.
“I’m gutted to have to pull out,” Queen’s guitarist continued. “I hate letting our loyal fans down. But the advice I have had is that I must take time off to heal, rather than go out on tour again and risk falling down on the job, which would be much worse.”
May’s last live performance was Sept. 30 in Thailand, with Queen and Lambert.
In other Queen news, Queen on Air, a two-disc compilation, featuring 24 songs from the band’s BBC sessions, is due out November 4th. The collection will feature a previously unreleased “fast” version on We Will Rock You.