Monday, July 21, 2014
Dusty Hill of ZZ Top to Undergo Surgery, Postponing Tour
Looks like the trio from Texas will have to wait a little while before going out on tour. ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is unfortunately going to have to have surgery, according to a statement from the band's publicist.
It turns out that Hill has two kidney stones that were found during a routine exam at the doctor's. Naturally his doctor told him he should have the surgery to have them removed as soon as possible. The surgery's date this week has not been disclosed, but he is expected to be fully recovered and ready to do go after two weeks of rest following the procedure.
This is going to force ZZ Top to cancel the first week of tour dates they have for this summer from the 26th of this month through the first of the next. They will end up picking things up in Sturgis, SD where afterward they will be co-headlining with guitar legend Jeff Beck in Sturgis on the 8th.
Hopefully Dusty gets through this with no problems whatsoever. It would be a shame for the Top to have to call it a day so early.