Poor Ruth Jacott has had a hard time of it lately. Back in September last year, the popular and versatile singer was forced to postpone the same tour, A Lady On Stage, following an accident during rehearsals for the show. She broke her foot and was forced to rest the following months in order to make a full recovery.
Come January, Jacott was back on the road, treating fans to a musical extravaganza, and earning much praise for the show on the way. Such was the success of the tour, that a statement was made in May, whereby the singer planned to extend the tour after the summer with an additional nineteen shows.
Fans who hadn't yet managed to catch her show were delighted by the new opportunity to catch their favourite star in action, but their delight was somewhat shortlived. Jacott was forced to admit defeat and with a heavy heart published a statement on her website that she was compelled to cancel scheduled concerts due to yet further problems with her health. This time the 52 year old will be forced to undergo surgery on her shoulder, after which she has no option but to follow doctor's orders and rest for a minimum of six months.
Since entering the Eurovision in 1993 with her entry Vrede, Jacott has enjoyed immense success with numerous theatre tours. These include A Touch of Latin, the musical show Passie (Passion), a tribute to the American singer with the musical Billie Holiday and her latest triumph, Simply The Best, where Jacott performed numbers by some of her favourite artists including Tina Turner and Diana Ross.
Eurovisionary would like to wish Ruth Jacott a speedy recovery following her operation and hopes to see her back on stage doing what she does best.
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