Simon & Garfunkel have postponed their Canadian and U.S. tour, indefinitely. Tour promoter Live Nation says the tour is on hold as Art Garfunkel continues to recover from a vocal paresis (a weakness of one or both vocal folds which can cause hoarseness, shortness of breath and various other problems).
"According to his doctors, Art is expected to make a full recovery, however they cannot predict an exact timeline," read a statement released Thursday afternoon. "This condition [paresis]inhibits the duo from performing shows at the highest possible level and it is for that reason and out of respect for their fans that Paul and Art have decided to put the tour on hold."
The tour, originally scheduled for April, had been postponed until July, after Garfunkel experienced vocal problems opening night. The tour was supposed to resume July 3 in Vancouver.
"I do feel bad about disrupting so many people plans but, as I continue to mend, I can't yet bring my 'A Game' to a tour," read a statement from Garfunkel, "and I would not perform for you with anything less."
Tickets can be refunded where they were purchased.