Bon Jovi postpones tour following Tico Torres' emergency surgery

FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, members of the rock band Bon Jovi, from left, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres are photographed at Steiner Studio in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2013, Bon Jovi announced the cancellation of their Mexico City concert because drummer Tico Torres underwent surgery to have his appendix removed. The concert will be rescheduled according to the promoter Ocesa. (AP Photo/ Jim Cooper, File)
Jim Cooper

Drummer Tico Torres' emergency appendectomy in Mexico City has forced Bon Jovi to postpone concert dates.

The band postponed Tuesday's show in Mexico City after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. Jon Bon Jovi revealed in a Facebook post the band is staying with Torres until he is released from the hospital.

Bon Jovi apologized to fans who 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. "He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed," Bon Jovi's statement explained.

"We know many of you make great efforts and travel from around the world to see us on tour. It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night," he continued. "We are sorry for any inconvenience this sudden change of plans may have caused."

The band is scheduled to return to the road Sept. 20 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.