Patti Smith hospitalized for ‘sudden illness’

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The iconic 76-year-old artist is hospitalized, leaving the rest of her Italian tour in suspense.

The legendary Patti Smith76, has surprised his fans by abruptly canceling his long-awaited concert at the Duse Theater from Bologna, Italy, after being rushed to Maggiore hospital due to a “sudden illness,” according to reports TG Com 24. The news was announced by the theater itself in a press release, expressing regret for the inconvenience caused and sending best wishes for the artist’s speedy recovery.

The situation has created uncertainty about the rest of the band’s eight-date Italian tour. Smithscheduled to continue in the Malibran Theater of Venice. Although it has not yet been confirmed whether the next concert will go ahead, fans are eagerly awaiting news about the influential singer-songwriter’s health.

While Smith is under observation, his activity on Instagram in recent hours has provided some relief, suggesting that the illness may not be so urgent. In her most recent publications, the artist has demonstrated her support for reproductive rights, sharing stories in solidarity with various causes.

This surprising pause in the Italian tour comes after Smith revealed their future plans last year, confirming the existence of new songs and the possibility of a final album. Let us remember that in 1980, the artist temporarily retired to focus on her family life, seeking personal growth beyond financial success.

Furthermore, this year, Smith released his book A Book of Daysinspired by his Instagram account, which offers an intimate view of his life “on and off the road” over the course of a year, captured in 366 photographs.

The world anxiously awaits the recovery of Patti Smith and await further updates on the status of the tour and his future musical plans.


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