Ann Wilson, Lead Singer Of Heart, Reveals Cancer Diagnosis & Cancels Tour

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In an unexpected turn of events, Ann Wilson, the powerhouse lead singer of the legendary rock band Heart, has shared some personal news with fans.

Wilson has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing preventive chemotherapy. This development has led to the postponement of Heart’s highly anticipated Royal Flush Tour.

On Tuesday, July 2, Ann Wilson, 74, revealed in a heartfelt statement that she recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous growth. The surgery was successful, and she is recovering well. However, her doctors have advised her to undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy to ensure her full recovery. Sadly, she will be taking the rest of the year off away from the stage.

See her full statement in the post below.


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Tour Postponement

Due to her treatment and recovery, the remaining shows on the North American leg of the Royal Flush Tour will be rescheduled to 2025. Although this news may be disappointing to fans, Wilson has reassured everyone that this is just a temporary pause.

“To the ticket buyers, I really do wish we could do these gigs. Please know that I absolutely plan to be back on stage in 2025,” Wilson stated. “My team is getting those details sorted & we’ll let you know the plan as soon as we can”

Tickets & Future Plans

Fans who have already purchased tickets for the postponed shows can rest easy knowing their tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. The new dates will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for updates!

“This is merely a pause. I’ve much more to sing,” Wilson continued, expressing her gratitude for the support she’s received. “Respectfully, this is the last public statement I’d like to make on the matter.”

Heart: A Legacy of Rock

Heart’s journey to fame started with their unique blend of hard rock, heavy metal, and folk music. Despite a dip in popularity initially, they made a strong comeback in the mid-1980s with several major radio hits that extended into the 1990s.

Heart disbanded in 1998, but the Wilson sisters have revived the band multiple times for touring and recording, maintaining their status as the group’s consistent core members. They have been nominated for four Grammy Awards and achieved multiple number-one hits, including “These Dreams” (1986) and “Alone” (1987).

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 28: (L-R) Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson of Heart perform during day 4 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2024 at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Douglas Mason/WireImage)
(L-R) Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson of Heart perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 28, 2024. Photo: Douglas Mason / WireImage via Getty Images

While the postponement of the Royal Flush Tour is a setback, Ann Wilson’s health and well-being are more important. Fans can look forward to Heart’s triumphant return to the stage in 2025. Until then, we are sending our love and support to Ann as she focuses on her recovery!