Country music icon Glen Campbell has cancelled his tour of Australia and New Zealand, media reports.

Know for a string of hit recordings including Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman, Campbell was due to perform a series of gi

gs with Kenny Rogers next month.

Campbell, 76, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and health reasons were cited for the decision.

“Glen apologises and is very disappointed that he is unable to perform for his New Zealand and Australian fans one last time on what would have been his farewell visit and last international dates on his The Goodbye Tour,” Campbell’s promoter said in a statement.

“However, due to a decline in his Alzheimer’s condition his medical specialists have advised that the long international flight from Los Angeles would be detrimental to his health.

“No one had anticipated the travel complication or impact on coming to our distant locations. The promoters sincerely apologise for this inconvenience but want to assure ticket buyers that they are still in for a great show.”

Rogers will continue with his tour.

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