Monday, February 29, 2016
Ginger Baker Dealing with Serious Heart Problems - Cancels Tour
It would seem that former Cream drummer Ginger Baker is dealing with some rather serious unfortunate health problems right now. He just had to cancel an entire tour on doctor's orders due to the fact that he has just be diagnosed with "serious heart problems".
The tour was for Baker's current band Baker's Air Force 3 had they had only 10 shows booked for the entire length of the tour (not entirely surprising given his advanced age).
The announcement of the tour cancellation and Baker's heart problems was announced via his official Facebook page, saying:
"To all fans; it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of all shows. Ginger's doctor's have insisted that he have complete rest due to diagnosis of serious heart problems. We hope you will all join with his family in wishing him well. God bless Ginger Baker. " Team Baker"
Baker honestly shouldn't have been doing much in the way of any work anyway given the fact he already knew he had health problems to begin with, but due to money troubles he has had to find ways to make ends meet. Kind of a real shame for someone so talented who has had such a huge influence on multiple generations of musicians. Hopefully Baker can find some way to get his money affairs sorted out and then just retire. It would probably be the best thing for him.