[artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist]'s America's Most Wanted tour hit another roadblock this week, only this time it had nothing to do with an onstage injury. Just weeks after losing Drake to a blown-out knee, the tour was forced to cancel two shows in Canada due to an unidentified illness suffered by Wayne.
According to a note on the venue's Web site, Monday night's show at GM Place in Vancouver was canceled "due to unforeseen circumstances." Similarly, a note on the Ticketmaster site for Tuesday night's (August 18) show at Edmonton's Rexall Place said the show had been canceled, with no reason given. Spokespeople for the venues could not be reached for comment at press time, but Wayne's camp issued a statement on Tuesday explaining the cancellations.
"Lil Wayne, due to illness, was advised by his doctors to cancel the Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival tour stops in Western Canada," the statement said. "The tour, headlined by Lil Wayne featuring [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist], [artist id="2814953"]Soulja Boy[/artist], [artist id="3022362"]Pleasure P[/artist] and [artist id="3176764"]Jeremih[/artist], was scheduled to come through Vancouver and Edmonton on August 17th and 18th. Wayne, his band and crew arrived in Canada with full intention of performing but were forced to cancel the dates due to doctor-mandated rest. Young Money Presents America's Most Wanted Music Festival will continue their tour routing as planned and extends an apology to the fans for the cancellation."
Canadian radio station News1130 reported that just minutes before the doors were set to open at GM Place on Monday night, fans were informed that the show was canceled. TheProvince.com detailed the stories of some Canadian fans who had splashed out for limos and $79 tickets to the show, only to be disappointed by the last-minute word on the cancellation. According to that report, supporting acts Jeremih and Soulja Boy were in Vancouver and outside the venue, waiting on their tour buses on Monday night.
Soulja Boy tweeted several times about the situation, writing, "Show got canceled tonight in Vancouver ... gonna go shoot a video to 'Successful.' " A short time later, he added, "Gonna hop on a plane to L.A. chill there for a couple days since the two Canada shows got canceled."