Jezabels Keyboardist Fight With Cancer Causes Tour Cancellation
Indie rockers The Jezabels have cancelled their world tour due to the lead keyboardist Heather Shannon’s fight with ovarian cancer.
Heather Shannon was diagnosed with an unique type of ovarian cancer three years ago and has previously worked with the band as usual in between treatments.
Shannon said she was excited to be playing the bands third album ‘SYNTHIA’ however her condition requires immediate attention.
“The band means so much to me, and cancelling the tour has been a very sad decision,” she said.
“I am hopeful that in the near future we will be back on the road again playing music we love,
“This album means so much to us, and we were so looking forward to sharing it live with everyone.”
Shannon has also praised the work of the public health system and has urged people to consider donating to Ovarian Cancer Australia and the Australian New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group.
“There is a lot of research going into ovarian cancer at the moment, and a big push for awareness,” she said.
Shannon says she looks forward to being on the road again soon.
Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase. Pre-ordered copies of SYNTHIA will be dispatched as planned.