Stromae: Tour suspended due to health issues

Tour interrupted due to health problems

Stromae at an awards ceremony in Paris in February 2023.

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Stromae is pausing his current tour until the end of May due to health issues. Two Germany concerts are also affected.

The Belgian pop singer Stromae (38) canceled all of his tour dates until the end of May for health reasons. This was announced by his concert agency and his record company on his official Facebook account. We wish the star a speedy recovery and apologize to the fans, it said. The artist also has his say in the statement. “It fills me with sadness, but I have to admit my limitations.”

He had come to the realization that his current state of health did not allow him to tour: “Surrounded by my family, I have to take the time to get well so that I can perform again.” Stromae, whose real name is Paul van Haver, canceled six appointments last week. Nothing is known about the exact medical reasons.

Two Germany concerts are also affected by the cancellations. It was originally planned that Stromae would appear in Cologne on May 10th and in Berlin on May 12th. In addition, the tour stops in Amsterdam, Toulouse, Basel, Geneva, London, Rome and Lyon were cancelled. It is not yet clear whether the dates will be rescheduled or canceled without replacement. Ticket holders can now have the money refunded, the message continues. All Stromae dates from June are not affected so far.

Stromae stopped touring in 2015 due to anxiety

The “Alors On Danse” singer announced his musical comeback in November 2020. In 2015 he had to break off his tour of Africa at the time because of anxiety caused by an antimalarial drug. He then avoided the public eye and explained in a 2017 interview that he still suffers from panic attacks. At the time, he had doubts about ever returning as a professional musician.

Stromae is the son of a Belgian mother and a Rwandan father who died in the 1994 genocide there. The artist is married to his wife Coralie, with whom he runs the successful fashion label Mosaert. The two have a son together, who was born in 2018.

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