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Drake postpones tour dates due to ankle injury

Drake postpones tour dates due to ankle injury

Drake has been forced to postpone a number of live shows after suffering an ankle injury.

The 29-year-old rapper has taken the doctor's advice to delay three dates of his Summer Sixteen tour to rest his ankle.

In a message to his fans, he wrote: "The love that my fans aka my family have shown to me on the Summer Sixteen tour has been something I won't ever forget.

"We are over 50 shows in and I have done everything to power through my recent ankle injury and leave it all out there on the stage every night. I hate to be told I can't do something. But under doctor's orders to allow me to recuperate, I am being forced to postpone the intense three shows in a row in cities which have only ever shown me unconditional support."

And the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker is particularly disappointed to be cancelling his show in his hometown of Toronto.

He added: "Toronto (my hometown) and Philadelphia (a city that was one of the loudest and showed so much love) are two of the intense three in a row show cycle that will be postponed. I was asked to postpone both Newark shows but I have yet to perform there and so we compromised at one.

"I am crushed to even be typing this announcement because I feel like I am letting my fans in these cities down. I only want to give you the best show you deserve. I promise I will make it up to you. Thank you for your understanding and I can't wait to see you all again with new music and a stronger ankle."