Guitarist Ross Hannaford was forced to cancel his CD launch at Melbourne’s Caravan Music Club last night due to ill health. Hannaford has been suffering ongoing health problems and earlier this year benefit concerts were held at Memo Music Hall to raise money to help him pay medical expenses.
A statement from the Caravan Club said:
:Sadly Ross Hannaford is too unwell to perform tonight…and the launch will be postponed until next week…depending on Ross’s health improving.
“Yesterday Ross rehearsed with the band and was on track to perform at his launch this evening. His health took a sudden turn for the worst today and this afternoon it was determined he’s too unwell to perform. A decision on the actual new date will be made in the next few days. We hope everyone can understand the predicament that Ross is in regarding his health.
We hope all ticket holders can hold off on obtaining a refund until Monday when a decision and date will be announced. I know everyone including Ross is very disappointed ..”
The statement went on to say that organisers had considered continuing the evening with The Critters, the band Hannaford was to play with but “there is no substitute for Ross Hannaford and it isn’t a launch without him there.”
It is hoped a new date next week can be arranged.