Rod Stewart's scheduled tour of Australia is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Sir Rod, who turned 77 on Monday, was to have performed nine shows Down Under in March and April, but now those shows have been canceled "due to the ongoing surge of COVID in Australia and the reimposition of indoor entertainment venue capacity limits," reads a statement announcing the news.
Rod, meanwhile, said, "My dear friends, once again I feel we've all been cheated by this evil disease...My thoughts are with all your families at this difficult time as we come out of the joyous and hopefully safe holiday season and I look forward to returning to Australia as soon as the health situation permits."
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