Hailey Williams of Paramore

Paramore Cancel Final Shows of Tour Leg Due to Health Issues

On doctor’s orders, Hayley Williams of Paramore warned Thursday (Aug. 10) that continuing with the band’s current tour leg in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday and Salt Lake City on Aug. 13 would be detrimental to her health.

Those two gigs have been cancelled by Paramore.

Williams is now battling a lung illness, which has already forced Paramore to cancel a few gigs on their current North American tour in support of their newest album, February’s This Is Why.

However, Paramore is back on the road this week, performing in Seattle on Wednesday (Aug. 9). The band is set to return on the tour later this year and early next.

“Hey everybody, we just got off stage in seattle,” the Paramore singer writes. “After speaking with our team and my doc, I know that trying to finish this tour is now going to come at a detriment to my health. My lungs are just not healing quickly enough to keep up. It got a little scary tonight.”

She continues, “We will have the team post an official statement ASAP but we are going to have to cancel the last 2 shows of the tour so I can get better, finally. I know some of you are camping in Portland already so I just wanted to get this out there.”

Williams adds, “I’m so sorry for all the chaos this has caused some of you. I really tried to kick this shit. Love you all.”

As promised, Paramore followed the singer’s update with an official statement reiterating the same sentiment later on Thursday. “I’m now risking long term damage and I need to pay attention to my body,” Williams said in the official statement. See it in full below. Refunds for the canceled Paramore shows will be available at point of purchase.


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