Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has scrapped two rescheduled concerts in New York City and Los Angeles as he continues to recover from back surgery.
The Italian musician underwent an operation to repair a slipped disc earlier this year (14), prompting him to postpone two gigs in March (14).
The shows were rescheduled for June (14), but now the 85 year old has been forced to cancel those as well.
The two concerts would have marked his first ever performance in L.A. and the second time he has taken to the stage in the Big Apple following his 2007 U.S. debut in the city.
A statement from Morricone reads, "I'm extremely disappointed to have to cancel these concerts. I was very much looking forward to my first Los Angeles performance and only my second New York City performance. Hollywood has been instrumental in bringing my work to American audiences, and my 2007 performance in New York was one of the high points of my career to date. I apologize to my fans for having to cancel these shows, and hope that I am able to make it back soon."
The gigs were set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 13 June and L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on 15 June.