Music legend Ringo Starr pulled the plug on his tour after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time in only two weeks.
The Beatles drummer, 82, delivered the bad news to fans on Twitter Thursday night, revealing the remaining dates of his North American tour together with his All Starr band have been scrapped.
“I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I used to be I tested positive again for Covid the remaining of the tour is off I send you peace and love Ringo,” Starr wrote alongside a selfie.
The shows affected by the news include a handful of California gigs starting Oct. 14 in San Jose, Paso Robles and Los Angeles in addition to two dates in Mexico City on Oct. 19 and 20.
I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I used to be I tested positive again for Covid the remaining of the tour is off I send you peace and love Ringo. 😎✌️🌟❤️🎶🎵🍒🥦🌈☮️ pic.twitter.com/lmniGLE9dZ
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) October 13, 2022
The announcement got here just days after Starr tested negative for the virus and announced the tour was back on.
With an at-home COVID-19 testing kit around his neck, the musician wrote, “On the road again I’ll see you in Seattle on Tuesday the eleventh Portland Wednesday I’m negative peace and love everybody thanks for waiting. Ringo.”
Only one week before, Starr revealed he was battling the virus, which prompted him to cancel shows in Canada as he continued to get well.
The Beatles drummer was set to perform in California and Mexico City over the subsequent two weeks.Getty Images for The Recording A
He and the band pulled out of gigs on the 4 Winds Casino in Latest Buffalo, Michigan, and Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
“Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home,” read an announcement shared with fans on the time. “As at all times, he and the All Starrs send peace and like to their fans, and hope to see them back out on the road soon.”
Starr released his latest solo album, “What’s My Name,” in 2019. Since its release, the musician put out three EPs.