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Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck is in hospital undergoing a 'short procedure' after announcing the cancellation of European dates on his worldwide tour.
Jeff Beck's work as a guitairst has spanned five decades and influenced the likes of Brian May, Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai.
The rock veteran turned 70-years-old this week, and has sent his 'profound apologies' to fans for cancelling the European leg of his tour.
"It is with the greatest regret that Jeff Beck has been forced to cancel the forthcoming European dates of his worldwide tour, set to begin in Austria on 27 June," read a statement.
"Following many months of international touring and after seeking emergency medical attention, Jeff will now undertake a short hospital procedure and his doctors have instructed a complete break from performance for a total of six weeks. Following the treatment, Jeff will fulfil his US tour commitments beginning in Missoula MT on 8th August.
"He sends his profound apologies to those fans who had bought tickets for the European concerts and very much looks forward to playing for his American audiences after he has completed his treatment."
Jeff Beck is best known for his intense whammy bar action on his white signature Fender Stratocaster, and his vocal, vowel-like guitar phrasing.