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Dave Gahan shakes the disease: Depeche Mode to restart tour after singer has tumor removed

Gahan Remember Dave Gaham's recurring case of gastroenteritis that put a stop to Depeche Mode's just-started world tour? It turns out it was much more serious than just a tummy ache.

Gahan, DM's lead singer, was hospitalized on May 12 before the band could take the stage in Athens, Greece. According to the band's official website, "further medical tests revealed a low-grade malignant tumour in Dave's bladder, which has since been successfully removed. At doctors' orders Dave Gahan must take a break until June 8th, to ensure that he makes a full recovery."

The tour is expected to restart June 8 in Leipzig, Germany, the website said today.

Nearly a dozen shows have been canceled, and promoters are expected to make an announcement soon on what will happen to those tour stops. Depeche Mode is scheduled to play Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre on Sept. 4. Click here for more tour dates.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:46pm]

    

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