Published Aug 19, 2013A string of Chris Brown concerts scheduled to take place in Canada later this month have been cancelled by show promoters in light of the singer's recent personal and health issues.
The news came from Stephen Tobin, the owner of promoters Drop Entertainment Group, who confirmed that dates in Halifax and Winnipeg as part of the Energy Rush Festival, as well as performances in Toronto and Saint John, have been scrubbed for various reasons.
"After ongoing conversation and consultation with this year's headline act Chris Brown, and in light of the performer's recent personal and health-related issues, a decision has been made to cancel all four scheduled performances," Tobin said in a statement today (August 19).
Brown's scheduled appearance at Halifax's Energy Rush Festival stirred up controversy, with Mayor Mike Savage having spoke out about the pop star, claiming he wasn't a good role model.
Last Friday (August 16), the singer had his probation reinstated after a Los Angeles judge sentenced him to 1,000 hours of community labour for his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run incident. It was also reported last week that Frank Ocean's cousin, Sha'keir Duarte, is suing Brown for assault and battery over the infamous parking lot fight that took place last January.
Earlier this month, Brown suffered a seizure in a Los Angeles recording studio. A publicist had previously reported that a doctor had attributed "the non-epileptic seizure to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."
Refunds for the cancelled shows will be available starting on Thursday.