Earl Sweatshirt will axe several tour dates due to illness. The 19-year-old rapper, who recently suffered from pneumonia, took to Twitter to announce the unfortunate news. He wrote, "IM STILL SICK AND THIS SUCKS A** THAT I CANT MAKE IT TO THESE JULY SHOWS I AM REALLY F**KING SORRY TO EVERYONE WHO WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT."
Even though he said "these July shows", Earl would only cancel the European tour dates. He will not be seen joining his rap group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, to headline some festivals in European countries including Denmark, Sweden, England, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Scotland. He is scheduled to return to the stage for a show at New York's Buffalo Outer Harbor on July 21.
Earl's recent medical condition also forced him to cancel his appearance at Bonnaroo festival earlier this month. "THE WORST PART OF PNEUMONIA IS THAT IT WONT F**KING GO AWAY ITS LIKE DUBSTEP," he tweeted on June 18.
After canceling the European shows, Earl is preparing to release his upcoming album, "Doris". "BAD NEWS: HAD TO CANCEL SHOWS," he tweeted. "GOOD NEWS: THIS IS DORIS." He attached a picture of a frowning face. The follow-up to 2010's "Earl" is set to hit the stores next July.
It is also Earl's first album to be released under his own record label, Tan Cressida. "I anticipate a loss of fans. I also anticipate gaining some," he recently said of his newest record. "Yeah... I hope I lose you as a fan if you only f**k with me cause I rapped about raping girls when I was 15... I f**king love how it sounds. And uhh. That's what matters... I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that you can hear the progression."