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Bruce Cockburn cancels tour due to pneumonia, collapsed lung

Bruce Cockburn has cancelled 12 Canadian tour dates due to a bout of pneumonia that led to a partially collapsed lung.

The 65-year-old Ottawa native had been scheduled to kick off a two-week tour on Oct. 14 at Quebec City's Le Palais Montcalm.

He has also cancelled shows in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

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He doesn't have any other concerts currently scheduled.

Cockburn was diagnosed after returning home from a personal trip to Bolivia.

According to a press release, he is expected to make a full recovery and is currently resting well in Ontario.

"I'm very disappointed to have to cancel this tour and know how inconvenient it is to many but I'm just unable to perform in this condition," Cockburn said in the release.

"I hope we will be able to reschedule all of the dates in the not too distant future. I'm looking forward to getting back to each of the cities and towns on the tour as soon as possible."

Cockburn, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and an officer of the Order of Canada, last released an album of new material with 2006's Life Short Call Now.

He released the two-disc live recording Slice O Life last year.

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In April, he announced he was working on writing his memoirs, to be released in 2012.

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