Helene Fischer Fractures Ribs, Tour Start Postponed

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Helene Fischer is a true performer, as this picture taken during last year’s show at Messe Munich proves. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

German superstar Helene Fischer, who is known for spectacular acrobatics and stunts during her performances, has fractured her ribs during rehearsals, and has been forced to postpone the start of her 71-date “Live 2023” arena tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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The “Live 2023” tour is produced with Cirque du Soleil and comprises of mini-residencies, stopping at each arena for multiple nights. The tour was originally scheduled to kick off at Bremen’s ÖVB Arena, March 21-23, and moving to Cologne’s Lanxess Arena, March 25 – April 2.

The Bremen dates have been moved to May 10-12, while the Cologne dates will take place between Aug. 25 and Sept. 2. Details will follow, tickets remain valid, of course.

The tour now kicks off April 11 at Barclays Arena Hamburg, where it will reside until April 16, before heading to Westfalenhalle Dortmund, April 18-23. Some 700,000 tickets have been sold across 71 dates, according to tour promoter Live Nation.

The production on “Live 2023” suggests it’s Helene Fischer’s most acrobatic show yet, as does the injury she sustained during rehearsals. Her doctor said a break from performing was obligatory to allow her ribs to heal, according to a press release.

Helene Fischer addressed her fans in a personal statement: “I have really tried everything to suppress the injury, but the acute pain and the urgent medical advice to spare my body have forced me to make this difficult decision.”

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