​Bon Jovi Drummer Tico Torres Emergency Appendectomy, Pulls Show After Surgery​​

September 12, 2021

Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres has an emergency appendectomy in Mexico City as he pulls out of a recent show after surgery. The band has to postpone concert dates and are staying in Mexico until he is released from the hospital.

The band apologized to fans who might have been inconvenienced or were traveling to the concerts in Mexico City, Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band’s website says concerts in those cities have been rescheduled for later this month.

Bon Jovi said Torres wanted to play Tuesday’s gig after the surgery.

“Last night Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy. Thankfully, the operation was a success and Tico is now recovering in the care of his doctors at the American British Cowdray Hospital. We’d like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the hospital staff who helped our friend through this difficult time,” the statement from Bon Jovi read.

“We’ll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release. David and I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed,” the statement said.

“We know many of you make great efforts and travel from around the world to see us on tour,” it continues. “It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night. We are sorry for any inconvenience this sudden change of plans may have caused.”

The band is scheduled to return to the road Sept. 20 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.