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Eddie Money Cancels Summer Tour After Developing Pneumonia

July 11, 2019
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By Maruful Hossein

70-year-old rock and reality TV star Eddie Money canceled all of his remaining summer tour dates after developing pneumonia after his recent heart valve surgery in the spring. He is expected to make full recovery and take the rest of the year off.

Hey everyone - the Money family wanted to give a quick update. Eddie is recovering and doing well, but has decided to postpone all tour dates and the album release. While it was a very hard decision to make, focusing on Eddie's health is the most important thing to the family at the moment. Eddie can't wait to get back out there on stage and share new music with you! Thank you all for your love and support, it means the world. All the best, The $ Family

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Money's summer tour began on June 13th with Rick Springfield, but he had to change the dates up to focus on his recovery.

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Eddie Money complained about shortness of breath prior to his 28th consecutive Memorial Day concert. Despite the fact that medical professionals recommended the heart valve procedure, Money decided to continue on with the concert because he didn't want to disappoint the fans. 

"Eddie Money developed pneumonia while in the hospital after his heart valve procedure,” Money's rep said. “He is now on the mend, but, unfortunately, he had to cancel his summer concerts – a first for him in his 40-plus year career. He needed this extra time to fully rest and recuperate. Eddie hopes to be back later this year to promote his new album Brand New Day and also the premiere of the second half of his reality show Real Money".

Eddie Money is releasing his first solo album, Brand New Day, in more than a decade, scheduled to be released on July 19th. Money's reality show, Real Money is currently on its second season on AXS TV. In this series, you see Money trying to find the balance between his career and family life.

We all wish Eddie Money a speedy recovery and we can't wait for you to get back on stage and promote Brand New Day. Below, you can listen to "Take Me Home Tonight," the lead single from his 1986 album, Can't Hold Back