Stro­mae can­cels con­certs for ‘health rea­sons’

The China Post - - ARTS - BY TU­PAC POINTU

Bel­gian singer Stro­mae has been forced to cancel a se­ries of con­certs, in­clud­ing a gig in Rwanda where his fa­ther died in the 1994 geno­cide, af­ter an ad­verse re­ac­tion to anti-malaria medicine, his pro­duc­ers said Sun­day.

Stro­mae, who rose to in­ter­na­tional promi­nence with his 2013 al­bum “Racine Car­ree,” be­gan a tour of Africa on May 13 in the Sene­galese cap­i­tal Dakar, which had been due to cul­mi­nate in the Rwan­dan cap­i­tal Kigali next Satur­day.

But he had to pull out of a con­cert in Kin­shasa, in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, on Satur­day af­ter re­turn­ing to Europe with health prob­lems, pro­moter Alain Yav said.

Med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions showed that Stro­mae, whose real name is Paul Van Haver, “is suf­fer­ing from the se­ri­ous sec­ondary ef­fects of anti-malaria treat­ment,” his pro­duc­ers ex­plained Sun­day.

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