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Jane’s Addiction has been forced to cancel upcoming tour performances with the Smashing Pumpkins.

Singer Perry Farrell explains the setback in a statement that reads, in part, “After Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (October 19), I suffered an injury that resulted in my inability to perform. I have since been in pain and discomfort and have been receiving rigorous physiotherapy that has done wonders.”

Farrell continues, “Due to doctors orders, we regrettably annd forcibly have to cancel the following shows: Philadelphia, Pitssburgh, as well as Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Our friends, Our Lady Peace, will be covering the next three shows as we aim to rejoin the tour this Saturday in Cleveland.”


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This is the latest issue that’s hit Jane’s Addiction on their tour with the Smashing Pumpkins. Before the tour kicked off, Dave Navarro was forced to back out of the tour due to still dealing with effects of “Long COVID.” The guitarist shared in a statement, “I had hoped for a full recovery by October but I am still very fatigued and will not be able to join this leg. I am personally gutted as our original bass player has returned, Eric Avery. We wanted to bring you the original lineup but that will have to wait until I am recovered. While the band is touring, I will be working on some new Jane’s material in the studio here in L.A.”

Navarro’s initial bout with COVID happened in December 2021. In May, he shared his experience with “Long COVID” in a since-deleted post to Instagram. The guitarist wrote, “So yeah, I’m one of the ones who came down with the ‘long haul covid’. Been sick since December and supposedly will be back to my old self in… nobody knows how long.”

He continued, “If there are any of you who are still suffering long after your negative results, I’m just saying you aren’t alone. The fatigue and isolation is pretty awful but try to spend your time with the ones you love and stay creative. That’s how I’m trying to get through this thing. Also lots of spiritual practices, meditation and yoga have been very helpful. I’ll be ok, just don’t know when.”

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