Austin Mahone hospitalised for blood clot and severe dehydration
Austin Mahone has been forced to postpone his upcoming ‘MTV Artist to Watch Tour’ after landing in hospital last week due to a blood clot, throat inflammation and severe dehydration.
The young singer’s mother, Michele Mahone, broke the news of her son’s illness to his Mahomies on Twitter last week, explaining that Austin was “very upset” at having to disappoint his fans.
“Hey Mahomies its @michelemahone Austin is very ill. Unfortunately we are going to have to postpone the entire MTV Artist to Watch Tour,” she wrote.
“Austin is very upset about this & we want to say we are sorry to all the Mahomies & their parents who have made arrangements to come out. We feel very bad but we have no choice but to POSTPONE the tour for now. Thank you for your prayers #PrayforAustin.”
A rep for the 17-year-old confirmed the reason for his hospitalisation to People over the weekend, explaining that the pop star “was admitted to the hospital with 104 temperature and is being treated for a blood clot and extreme inflammation in his throat, as well as severe dehydration.”
But this morning, Austin took to Twitter to reassure fans that he is indeed on the mend.
“I’m Alive…” wrote the teen idol, before adding: “Hope I haven’t let anyone down.”
Hope I haven't let anyone down
MTV has confirmed that Austin’s tour has been rescheduled to kick off in 2014.
“Due to illness Austin Mahone will unfortunately have to postpone his sold-out MTV Artist to Watch Presents Tour to 2014,” read a statement from MTV.
“The singer ... is now on strict doctor's orders to stay on rest and will need to reschedule all dates on the tour. The tour featured support artists Becky G, Midnight Red and We 3 The Future. Ticket holders for the sold-out tour will be notified of the new 2014 dates and all details as soon as possible.”