Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery
Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery

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.