Yes Cancels 40th Anniversary Tour

Yes announced today that the group has been forced to cancel its 40th anniversary tour due to respiratory problems suffered by frontman Jon Anderson.

The 26-city trek was scheduled to kick off next month in Quebec and run through the summer.

The singer was admitted to the hospital last month after suffering a severe asthma attack. Doctors diagnosed him with acute respiratory failure and told him last weekend that he needs to rest and not work for a period of at least six months or he could suffer further complications.

Anderson apologized to fans and expressed his feelings about the cancellation in a statement.

"In the wake of my recent respiratory attack, doctors have advised me to spend the coming months resting and recovering," he said. "Unfortunately, this means I won’t be able to tour with Yes this summer as originally planned.

"I’d like everyone to know how deeply disappointed I am by this turn of events. I was looking forward to celebrating our music with the amazing family of Yes fans once again; but as we all know, health must come before anything else. Wishing you the very best…"

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