Drake postpones European tour to be with his sick mom

drakeIn a sweet reminder that the kid’s barely out of Degrassi — and in today’s other big tour-cancellation news — Drake is postponing his European tour to stay home and tend to his mom, who’s undergoing surgery.

According to a statement, the rapper says, “Despite my best hopes, it is apparent that my mother will need surgery earlier than anticipated. In light of this news, I have made the difficult decision to cancel my European tour in order to support her during her recovery, just as she supported me through the years. I cannot thank my European fans enough and look forward to performing abroad soon. I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy during this time.”

The shows in London, Paris, and Amsterdam will be rescheduled for November 2010 (where ideally they will not cause any riots); festival dates are flat-out cancelled. Bummer for you Euros, but we wish Drake’s mom all the best, and hope you’ll join us in a hearty “Awwww…”

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  • Briana

    So glad to hear that Jimmy Brooks was raised right.

  • dmx

    what a little mama’s boy! you ‘posta be a rapper, not some little pansy! time to git off the teat, baby Drake!

    • Mireya

      Spoken just like DMX. haha. He pities no one apparently.

    • NIKKI

      TO DMX!!!

      ARE YOU SERIOUS HIS MOM IS SICK AND HAS TO HAVE SURGERY!!! HE IS A REAL MAN UNLIKE WHO…I WOULD HATE THAT YOUR MOM WOULD BE SICK AND YOU WOULDNT BE THERE FOR YOU!!! UR AN ASS AND NEED A LIFE..

  • cll

    When did caring about your mother make you soft and a mama’s boy? What a shame!

  • Trolling Trolling Troling

    I smell another masonic sacrifice

    • chris

      exactly correct. sacrifice for the illuminati

  • Lynx

    ur odn!!!! thts messed up

  • M

    being there to take care of a parent after surgery is not a mamma’s boy but the sign of a good child who was raised right. His fans will love him more for this but I’m sure that’s not why he did it.

  • Mindy

    He is the best and bbwmeet

  • Drake lover

    @dmx At least drake cares about his mom obviously more than his carrer right now.HE WOULDNT BE THE RAPPER OR THE MAN HE IS WITHOUT HER!!!! I APRECIATE HIM HAVING LOVE FOR HER RAPPER SINGER ACTOR OR NOBODY AT ALL he is sweet and will always love her…. DO U LOVE UR MOM AT ALL????

    • dmx

      I loved your momma last night.

  • Ben Pieper

    Thats pretty nice of him. I akready liked a few of his songs like Over, and Successful but now he also has my humane respect. Stay awesome Drake!

  • Nisheele

    Drakee i love u!! I wish the best for ur mom!! <3 god will show a way!! Goodluck !

  • Girish from S.A.

    I’d do the same for my mom, she brought me in this world and supported me thru thick and thin, I won’t be able 2 pay her back for bringing me in this world or for growing me up but the least I can do is give support. I’m a momma’s boy and I say it proudly! If we don’t show our momma’s love when they alive, then why do it when they dead ask yourselves this question… Drake you got the world supporting u and your family through this…

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