Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, 72, has cancelled the remainder of his 2012 tour as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a lump from his liver, according to his rep.
In October, the singer announced that doctors had found a lump in his liver and cancelled two early November concerts as he underwent more tests. The remaining cancellations are to allow him time to recover; information on rescheduling was unclear at press time.
Shows in California -- Los Angeles, Fresno and Stockton - Las Vegas and Guadalajara will no longer take place, but ticket holders can receive refunds. These shows are part of a farewell tour.
"I know that all will be fine with the surgery," Fernandez said in a statement. "I have been very spoiled by all my family who have been next to me through this entire this process. I thank the audience … for their show of love, for being preoccupied and worrying about me. I ask all of you to keep praying for my health."
Fernandez' top selling albums, according to Nielsen SoundScan, include Vol. 1 Historia de Un Idolo with 1.1 million units sold, Para Siempre Vicente Fernandez with 550,000 and El Hijo Del Pueblo which sold 442,000 copies. More than 8 million Fernandez albums have been purchased in the U.S.