Prayers Up! Lionel Richie Postpones Tour Due To Surgery
TMZ reports that Lionel had a preexisting knee problem that was causing him pain and he underwent surgery last month. We’re told there were complications and the injury did not heal correctly so Lionel is still recovering.
He and Mariah were scheduled to hit the road March 15 in Baltimore. There were 35 shows in all, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit and the Hollywood Bowl.
Our sources say the concert has now been postponed and will start in the Summer.
This is not the first time Lionel Richie has had surgery. Back in 2014, Richie has revealed he’s had a secret hip replacement.
He admitted to decades of performing in platform boots did his body a major disservice. The singer said he was saddled with arthritis before quietly undergoing surgery years ago.
“I have had a little knee problem, a little hip problem, but not as bad as all that. Although I did have to have a hip operation three years ago and, honestly, I hardly remember which one it is now because technology is so amazing. I put it off for about a year then one day thought, ‘Screw it, let it go’ and had it done,” he told UK newspaper The Mirror.
“So everything about me now is brand new. I’m bionic,” he mused. “Well, no, not really, but the hip is better than ever and touring has been great. I don’t even know I’ve got it.”