Stromae cancels concerts for ‘health reasons’
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.