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AL JARREAU FORCED TO RETIRE
Sad news - Al Jarreau is in the hospital in Los Angeles, due to exhaustion.
A statement on his website says; "He is receiving excellent medical care, responding to treatments, and improving slowly. The medical team has instructed that he cannot perform any of his remaining 2017 concert dates. Therefore, with complete sorrow, Al Jarreau must retire from touring. He is thankful for his 50 years of traveling the world in ministry through music, and for everyone who shared this with him - his faithful audience, the dedicated musicians, and so many others who supported his effort. Ticket holders should contact their venue or point-of-purchase regarding refunds. For updates, please return to this website occasionally."