Patti Smith Cancels Shows After Being Hospitalized

Patti Smith was forced to cancel planned concerts and appearances in Italy after becoming suddenly ill and reportedly being briefly hospitalized, Rolling Stone and Italian news outlet TGCOM24 report. Impacted shows include a Tuesday night performance in Bologna, Italy, as well as upcoming appearances in Venice and Milan this week.

“With great regret, we inform the kind audience that the Patti Smith concert scheduled for today … will not be able to be staged due to a sudden illness that struck the artist,” the venue share in an Instagram Story (translated via Rolling Stone from Italian).

The Local Health Authority of Bologna has since released a statement to the Los Angeles Times sharing that Smith was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday following “a short period of observation in emergency.” The statement added that Smith is “in good health conditions,” and included a photo of her standing and smiling surrounded by a medical team.

Pitchfork has reached out to Smith’s representatives for comment.

Source : Pitchfork