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Leonard Cohen Tour Postponed 6 Months Due to Back Injury


He may be 75 years old, but if the worst result of playing 191 tour dates after a 15-year live hiatus is a minor onstage collapse in Spain and a recoverable back injury, requiring “the same 4 to 6-month regimen of physical therapy as athletes do with similar injuries,” then Leonard Cohen is young for his age, I say.

Only days after accepting a Grammy for lifetime achievement in Los Angeles, CA, living legend Leonard Cohen has been forced to postpone 9 European tour dates due to said injury in his lower back.

“Doctors have confirmed that Mr. Cohen is otherwise in terrific shape, thanks to years of exercise and careful diet, and simply needs appropriate time to recover,” said his manager, Robert Kory, in a statement sent to the press.

Cohen’s spring shows have been moved to the fall, but who knows, perhaps he’ll be working on that rumored new album a bit in the meantime. Either way, get well, Mr. Cohen!