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The Who postpone tour due to Roger Daltrey illness

Roger Daltrey of The Who has been diagnosed

Roger Daltrey of The Who has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, and The Who have canceled the remainder of its tour, including a stop at Madison Square Garden. Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay

The Who has postponed the rest of its "The Who Hits 50!" tour, including an Oct. 27 show at Madison Square Garden, after singer Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis.

"We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way," Daltrey said in a statement. "For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital. ... I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover.  The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year."

The band plans to reschedule the shows for next spring. Tickets for original date will be honored at the new dates. Those who can't make the new date can get refunds at the point of purchase.

"We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years," guitarist Pete Townshend said in a statement. "Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember."

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