Eluveitie has confirmed that vocalist/hurdy-gurdyist/flautist Anna Murphy will miss their upcoming tour with Sabaton to recover from an ongoing health problem. Muprhy fell ill suddenly during Eluveitie’s South American tour and was forced to fly back to Switzerland, where she has remained in recovery since. The band, which has kept mum on the exact nature of Murphy’s illness, made the following official statement earlier today:
Anna Murphy, who has fallen ill last December and has already been forced to leave our recent South American tour, will unfortunately not be able to join us for the upcoming run with Sabaton. She is currently in the midst of a several month long treatment and is not able to play shows in the coming weeks. While these are sad news and we will miss Anna sorely during this tour, we will do our very best to still put on the show our fans deserve – Anna needs some time to fully recover, and is already eager to rejoin us as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding, and for all the nice messages Anna has been receiving in the past weeks!