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Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie diagnosed with cancer

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer.

The band have now cancelled their Australian and New Zealand tour so that McVie, one of the co-founding members of the legendary group, can seek treatment for the illness.

A statement, posted on the band's official Facebook page earlier this morning (October 27), read: "Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand. John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time."

The band added: "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

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