This might come out wrong, though it's ot meant to sound awful, so forgive me if it is. With Brian having his issues, I'm actually glad the tour didn't go ahead. Brian needs the time now to recover and rest right now. I can't help but to this kind if Brian had a heart attack onstage or something...it's not easy to think about the what if's.whitequeen20 wrote: ↑Thu May 28, 2020 8:57 amYeah I agree, it could have been a disaster if the tour this year had gone ahead and I know Brian was feeling pretty down about it being cancelled but it worked out for the best and now with the health scare I imagine his priority will be getting healthy and hopefully sorting out his back problem so fingers crossed he'll be back better than ever next year.Ray wrote: ↑Thu May 28, 2020 8:17 amMaybe it's for the best he can't tour right now. Who knows how he would be if the tour started recently as planned. He has issues, but I think so far it's too early to say he can't do this or that anymore. He for sure doesn't want to give up touring I think, so he'll do everything to get better again. The good thing is, he has a lot of time now and money obviously isn't an issue either - he can get the best advice and training, if improvements are possible for his issues, he has all he needs now and hopefully will feel way more better next year and be able to tour again.
It's always hard to tell how health develops at this age...Deep Purple announced their 2017 tour originally as "The Long Goodbye Tour" since some of them had health issues and didn't think they're able to do it a lot longer. But they played lots of shows every year since and now they're much better again and had a huge summer tour and new album planned, which both is now postponed of course, but will still be happening.
So who knows, maybe this much time off is even turning out to be a good thing for his health in the long run (and also for other older bands), maybe even making touring possible even longer than what would have been possible if he continued right now. He knows now to be careful and will do everything to be as fit as possible in the near future.
When I read the news about Brian's heart attack, it made me emotional, going through something like that and his other pain isn't easy, nothing to mess with. I'm sure he has the best of health care, but even that's no guarantee of anything.