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Rolling Stones cancel tour date
Sir Mick Jagger
The Rolling Stones kicked off their tour in the US in August last year
The Rolling Stones have cancelled a concert in Spain after singer Sir Mick Jagger was struck down by laryngitis.

The band were due to play a concert in Valladolid on Monday evening as part of their A Bigger Bang world tour.

But doctors ordered Sir Mick to rest his voice after developing laryngitis over the weekend.

Sir Mick said: "I always love playing in Spain, but unfortunately I have no other choice and I apologise to everyone who bought tickets."

He added: "I am very sorry to be cancelling this show."

The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour will continue as scheduled at London's Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, followed by shows in Glasgow, Sheffield and Cardiff.

The veteran rockers kicked off their world tour in Boston in August 2005 and have since played to more than 4.5 million fans.

Last month the band announced further dates in the US and Canada, which will take them from Boston on 20 September to Los Angeles on 18 November.

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