The Mexican crooner released a comical video in which he interviews himself and announces U.S. tour dates.
Mexican crooner Juan Gabriel is not dead or dying. In fact, the world now has proof that he will return to the stage.
Gabriel has released a three-minute humorous video in which he interviews himself to address the last few months when it was reported in April that he had a base case of pneumonia, which lead to the postponement of a major U.S. tour.
Appearing to have lost substantial weight, Gabriel resurfaced publicly on Friday (Aug. 8) by releasing the video appearing as Alberto Aguilera (his given birth name) and the celebrity persona Juan Gabriel, answering in a cool and calm way.
"How are you?" Aguilera asks.
"I'm fine,” Gabriel replies. “Better."
Gabriel goes on to say he's ready to continue touring and mentions that he misses the mariachi, the musicians, the dancers and everyone on his tour.
At one point Aguilera says, "You look much thinner and look much better."
In a serene state, Gabriel responds with, "Did I worry you? Did I scare you? You got nervous … but you're always with me. You love me, you cover me, you protect me, you hug me, you understand me, you accept me, you forgive me. Without you, I cannot live."
Aguilera, holding a folding fan, thanks Gabriel for all he's done as he sits next to a photo of the singer in his early years. At the end of the video, Aguilera then reads the upcoming tour dates.
"Lets go," Gabriel says with a smile. Fade to black.
Here are Juan Gabriel's upcoming U.S. tour dates:
Sept. 5: American Airlines Arena (Miami)
Sept. 7: Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.)
Sept. 12: SAP Center at San Jose (San Jose, Calif.)
Sept. 18: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles)
Sept. 20: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles)
Sept. 21: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles)
Sept. 26: Pepsi Center (Denver)
Sept. 28: Oracle Arena (Oakland, Calif.)