Marianne Faithfull has canceled a European tour after collapsing before a show in Italy last week.
Marianne Faithfull has canceled a European tour after collapsing before a show in Italy last week. A spokesperson for the artist says doctors told the singer that she has chronic exhaustion and ordered her to rest for three months.
Faithfull, 57, had been due to perform in cities including London; Glasgow, Scotland; Dublin; Barcelona; Amsterdam; and Vienna. She collapsed shortly before she was to go onstage in Milan last Wednesday (Dec. 1).
"I'm sorry to have let my fans down but I will be back," Faithfull said in a statement. The spokesperson said Faithfull plans to reschedule the dates for next year.
Faithfull gained fame in the 1960s as the girlfriend of rocker Mick Jagger and as the pure-voiced singer of "As Tears Go By." After battling drug addiction, she re-emerged in 1979 with the raw album "Broken English" and has since found a new audience as a sophisticated chanteuse.
Last summer she starred in Robert Wilson's play "The Black Rider" in London and San Francisco.
Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.