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Mandela fundraising performance by The Parlotones postponed

2014-08-07 09:23

Johannesburg - The Parlotones fundraising performance for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital has been postponed due to the lead singer's surgery, the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust said on Wednesday.

"The Parlotones fundraising performance at Pappas restaurant on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton has been cancelled due to lead singer Kahn Morbee needing emergency surgery on his vocal cords," spokesperson Vuyo Lutseke said in a statement.

"A new date for the children's hospital fundraiser will be announced once rehabilitation has commenced."

The performance was scheduled to take place on 27 August.

Lutseke said all tickets that were bought or booked would be fully refundable.

"We also thank all the music lovers that had already brought tickets to the performance," he said.

Morbee's surgery to repair his vocal cords, had also caused the postponement of all the band's other performances and promotional activities.

"We would like to wish Kahn all the best with his surgery and recovery. As our ambassadors, the band has been committed to lending their name to the cause and helping us raise funds towards the building of the hospital," said Lutseke.

Kahn took to his Instagram account on Wednesday to share photos of him in hospital. The first photo shows him dressed in a hospital gown with the caption: "Getting dressed up for the occasion!"

The second photo is a snap of his drip with the caption: "Drip, drip, drip...set in front of some 'delicious' curtains from the 70's... I think there's a gap in the market for hospital interior decorators and stylists :-)"

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