The band were meant to wrap up a short U.S. run this past weekend, with two shows in Chicago and a final performance in Denver. Unfortunately, band member Katy Goodman learned that her apparent pregnancy turned out to be ectopic — a form of pregnancy that is viable neither for the fetus or the mother.
News of the cancellations came initially on November 1 via the Chicago venue's Facebook event. The Empty Bottle posted that the show would have to unfortunately be cancelled.
"Due to circumstances outside of our control, Vivian Girls' upcoming shows (both November 1 and November 2) at the Empty Bottle are cancelled," reads the post. "Refunds will be issued at point of purchase this afternoon and should be reflected in your bank statement in the next 7-10 days."
Later, Goodman herself posted a response to the cancellation in the form of a handful of tweets, where she describes not being able to fly due to "trying to avoid bleeding out / dying."
See her posts below.
Just wanted to say that I'm super sorry for having to cancel the Chicago/Denver @viviangirls shows. I'm having some sudden medical issues where I could not fly. We will be back as soon as possible! ❤️— Katy Goodman (@iamkatygoodman) November 1, 2019
I'm sorry, vague posts about anxiety drive me crazy. I'm currently being treated for an ectopic pregnancy. this shit SUCKS. Really really sucks.— Katy Goodman (@iamkatygoodman) November 5, 2019
One day you're celebrating being pregnant, playing fun shows, excited about the future. The next day you're a medical emergency trying to avoid bleeding out / dying. This is why I couldn't fly to Chicago / Denver this past weekend.— Katy Goodman (@iamkatygoodman)
November 5, 2019