Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is now 82 years old. He's still on stage though. But now a corona disease is thwarting his plans. He has to cancel several concerts.
Music legend Ringo Starr has been infected with the corona virus. This is reported by several US media in unison, citing a statement from his management. Accordingly, the former Beatles drummer had to cancel a total of five planned concerts in Canada. The statement states that the 82-year-old is recovering at home and hopes to be back on the concert stage soon.
It is not yet known what the other planned concerts will look like. Overall, Starr's tour schedule includes performances in Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Paso Robles, Los Angeles and two shows in Mexico City.
Alongside Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr is the last living Beatle from the well-known line-up from 1962. However, Starr is not a founding member: After the original drummer Pete Best left, he took his place and was a continuous member of the cult band from 1962 until it broke up in 1970 . He then started a solo career. Since then he has been giving concerts all over the world with his All Starr Band in changing line-ups.
McCartney celebrated his 80th birthday in June. Pete Best is also 80 years old. Beatles singer John Lennon was assassinated in 1980 - his killer Mark David Chapman is still in prison and only recently failed again with an application for his release. George Harrison, who was also a founding member of the band, died of cancer in 2001.