LATEST: Recovered rocker David Bowie kicked off his first North American tour in eight years on Saturday night (13DEC03) in Montreal, Canada, after battling illness for a week and cancelling several shows.

The ZIGGY STARDUST singer caught the flu at the beginning of the month (DEC03) and was told to rest by medics - prompting the cancellation of a handful of shows.

In total, Bowie scrapped five shows in Toronto, Canada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Washington D.C; Boston, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia.

15/12/2003 09:23