Drake Cancels European Tour Due To Family Emergency

Rapper Drake has been forced to cancel the European leg of his Home Away From Home Tour due to a family emergency.

The situation involved his mother, who needed surgery and the cancellations could not be avoided, according to the rapper.

"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,” Drake said in a statement. “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."

Drake has canceled a total of 10 dates on the European run of the Home Away From Home Tour, which was supposed to start tomorrow (July 2nd) in Norway.

Shows in Paris, Amsterdam and London are already being scheduled for November 2010, where tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Drake will hit the road again on July 16th, when he resume’s the Home Away From Home Tour at Ottawa Bluesfest.

Canadian dates are listed below:

/16 Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2010
7/17 St. John’s, NB @ Harbour Station
7/18 Montreal, @ Metropolis
7/21 Winnipeg @ Centennial Hall
7/23 Saskatoon, SK@ Credit Union Centre
7/24 Edmonton @ Edmonton Events Centre
7/25 Calgary, AB @ The Big 4
7/27 Vancouver @ Centre For Performing Arts
8/01 OVO Festival @ Molson Amphitheatre