Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode

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Singer Dave Gahan fell ailing just a few hours earlier than the live performance

Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan is reported to be recovering from a bout of meals poisoning which compelled the band to cancel a gig in Belarus.

The British synthpop legends introduced on their website that that they had been unable to carry out the present at Minsk Enviornment on Monday night time “attributable to band member sickness”.

The Belorusskiye Novosti web site described the incident with Gahan “the most costly poisoning within the music historical past of Belarus”.

It quoted the Belarusian gig organiser, Andrey Alekseyev, as saying that the singer fell ailing at 1530 native time. Two hours earlier than the live performance was scheduled to begin, medical doctors mentioned he needed to cancel the present.

The present organisers mentioned that they had bought 7,000 tickets for the 12,000-capacity venue, and urged followers to retain their tickets because the present is perhaps rescheduled.

Ukrainian web site Tabloid cited the chief physician of Minsk’s hospital No 9, Valeriy Kushnirenko, as saying that Gahan’s situation was “passable – he’s alright”; and the Belarusian Naviny.by web site posted a photograph on its Facebook page of the singer posing with medical workers earlier than he left the hospital.

“I actually really feel sorry for many who have been wanting ahead to the present and probably travelled for an extended distance to get there,” mentioned Yevhen Bocharenko in Ukrainian on Fb.

“I am certain there have been individuals who would come from different nations simply to get there. I hope the present will nonetheless happen later.”

One other fan was relieved that Gahan’s sickness wasn’t extra critical, including: “I’m wondering what he thought in regards to the Belarusian hospital, although.”

Depeche Mode, who launched their debut album Communicate & Spell in 1981, are at present on a nine-month tour to advertise their 14th studio album, Spirit.

Ought to the band’s lead singer “Shake the Illness”, the band’s subsequent scheduled dates are in Kiev, Ukraine on 19 July and Warsaw, Poland on 21 July.

Reporting by Dmytro Zotsenko and Tim Masters

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