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Bon Jovi Changes Latin AmericaTour Dates Due To Drummer's Appendectomy

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 23: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan attends as Bon Jovi are announced to headline the AEG Live: Hyde Park 2013 gigs at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 23: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan attends as Bon Jovi are announced to headline the AEG Live: Hyde Park 2013 gigs at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)  (2013 Getty Images)

Jon Bon Jovi postponed several concerts in Latin America after drummer Tico Torres was forced to undergo an emergency appendectomy in Mexico City.

Tuesday night's scheduled show in the Mexican capital was postponed after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. The band’s front man said in a Facebook post that the band is staying with their drummer until he is released from the hospital.

Bon Jovi apologized to fans that might have been inconvenienced or were traveling to the concerts in Mexico City, Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band's website says concerts in those cities have been rescheduled for later this month.

Bon Jovi said Torres wanted to play Tuesday's gig after the surgery "but the doctors prevailed." The band is scheduled to return to the road Sept. 20 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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