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Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie ill

Bass guitarist and band namesake John McVie.

Los Angeles (CNN) — Fleetwood Mac co-founder John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing the group to cancel upcoming shows on its world tour.

The band just completed the European leg of the tour and had been scheduled to perform 14 shows in Australia and New Zealand in November and December.

An announcement on the band’s Facebook page did not disclose details about McVie’s cancer, only saying that the 67-year-old is “now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.”

‘Rumours’ still the perfect album after 35 years

Britist-American band Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967. John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Welch and Christine McVie pose in front of the Hollywood sign circa 1970.Britist-American band Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967. John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Welch and Christine McVie pose in front of the Hollywood sign circa 1970.
American Bob Welch plays at Sundown in 1972. Welch joined the band in 1971 before launching a solo career. On June 7, Welch died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. He was 66.American Bob Welch plays at Sundown in 1972. Welch joined the band in 1971 before launching a solo career. On June 7, Welch died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. He was 66.
From left, John McVie, Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer and Peter Green pose in 1969. From left, John McVie, Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer and Peter Green pose in 1969.
Singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage. She joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 with her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham.Singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks performs on stage. She joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 with her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham.
British drummer Mick Fleetwood is the only original member left in the band.

British drummer Mick Fleetwood is the only original member left in the band.

Lindsey Buckingham plays on the 2009 "Unleashed" Fleetwood Mac tour. Buckingham was the lead singer from 1975-1987 and 1997 to present day.Lindsey Buckingham plays on the 2009 “Unleashed” Fleetwood Mac tour. Buckingham was the lead singer from 1975-1987 and 1997 to present day.
Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood play at Wembley Arena in 2009. Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood play at Wembley Arena in 2009.
In London, Fleetwood Mac perform together in 1998.In London, Fleetwood Mac perform together in 1998.
Buckingham performs in 1980 in the Netherlands.Buckingham performs in 1980 in the Netherlands.
Nicks sings in concert in 1978.Nicks sings in concert in 1978.

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Fleetwood Mac through the yearsFleetwood Mac through the years

“We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates,” the announcement said. “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.”

Original members of the group — including Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Stevie Nicks — returned to touring last April after a three-year break from the road.

They toured the United States first, then traveled to Europe.

Their classic 1977 “Rumours” album was rereleased earlier this year with unreleased studio and live tracks.

John McVie and Mick Fleetwood started the group in 1967.

Fleetwood Mac’s 35 years of ‘Rumours’

CNN’s John Branch contributed to this report.



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