Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer’s health

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Jeff Cook, Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry

FILE – This April 6, 2017 file photo shows Jeff Cook, from left, Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry, from the southern rock band Alabama, performing at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The band says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Owen battles health complications. The band announced Wednesday, Aug. 21, that the 69-year-old singer is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.

The group announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. The news comes after a string of already-canceled shows due to the singer’s health.

Bass player and vocalist Teddy Gentry wrote in a statement that though he and the rest of the band are disappointed, Owen’s recovery is the priority.

The 50-city tour was scheduled through Nov. 23, where it would have ended in Salisbury, Maryland.

Rescheduled dates will be released in the coming weeks.

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