Jamiroquai have postponed their upcoming London tour dates while lead singer Jay Kay recovers from back surgery.
The band made the announcement on Facebook on Thursday (June 15).
The shows were due to take place at London’s 02 arena this week, on June 23 and 24 respectively.
However, to give Jay time to rehabilitate from his surgery, the gigs will now take place on December 3 and December 6 instead.
“It is with great regret that again I have to disappoint people due to the ongoing problem with my back,” Jay wrote.
“I have never felt so frustrated with a situation as I feel now, and I am desperate to get back to form.
“After two operations I am only marginally more active, and I know I could never give the 125% energy I need to give to you good people a super show,” he continued.
“I am a proud man, and it breaks my heart to have to keep moving these performances and asking for people’s patience. I am distraught at this and am feeling very low.
“2017 is turning out to be a tough year, with the loss of several close friends in quick succession and the inability to perform properly in the way I’ve been doing, and the only way I know how to, since I did my first gig at 17 years old.
“I want to thank all of you for the messages of support you have sent me. I can’t quite believe how kind you all are. A thousand thanks,” Jay added.
“I want to apologise to all of you who have no doubt made travel plans and taken time out to see us in Paris, Athens and London O2, but I give you my word – I promise you I will come back and give you the shows you deserve. Faster, harder and stronger.
“Thank you all so much once again for your unerring love and patience, your posts have really picked me up.
“From a very wounded Buffalo. Lots of love, J.”
Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Digital Spy Facebook page and ‘Follow’ on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you’re all set.