Drake Postpones Remaining Summer Sixteen Tour Dates Due to Ankle Injury
Drake is postponing the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour due to an ankle injury.
The announcement follows news last week that the hip-hop superstar was postponing shows in Toronto, Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey. This update now includes two concerts at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday nights, as well as another date in Newark that had been planned for Saturday.
A spokesperson for Drake said in a statement that Drake's persistence of performing on a sprained ankle he incurred while on tour only worsened his condition.
"Drake suffered a severe ankle injury during the tour which he did his best to power through. By doing this, he made his injury worse," said the spokesperson. "Under doctors orders and to ensure Drake only ever gives fans the performances they deserve, he will be postponing the remaining 3 dates of his Summer Sixteen tour to allow him time to recuperate his ankle injury. Drake's fans mean the world to him. Seeing their faces and performing his music for them is what he loves to do the most and he can't wait to get back on stage."
Drake has performed more than 50 shows on his Summer Sixteen tour. No information has yet been released about plans to reschedule these concerts.