The Dusty Update

The European tour cancellations and medical details are detailed in today's press release.
Several Swedish newspapers report that 2007 European tour dates are being cancelled again, this time due to radiation treatments for Dusty. However, this has reportedly been denied secondhand by BFG.
Dusty is apparently doing much better. There is even a rumor about that Gibbons stated that Dusty's been "cured".
As of 7/28, Dusty is reportedly doing well, resting, taking his medicine, and looking well.
Word has filtered back that the well wishes sent from everyone on the ZZ Top Mailing Lizzt have made it to Dusty. He is said to be extremely pleased and sends his thanks back to everyone.
June & July tour dates are postponed indefinitely due to Dusty Hill's illness. The press release below gives the pertinent details. Please join me in wishing Mr. Hill the speediest recovery possible. Messages for Dusty may be sent via the ZZ Top Fan Club. Any further updates will be posted here as soon as they are available. /pbz

May 12 2000 5:29PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The veteran hard-rocking Texas trio ZZ
TOP said Friday they were canceling their summer European tour
because bassist Dusty Hill has been diagnosed with the Hepatitis C

``I want to extend my deepest apologies to the ZZ TOP fans we may
have disappointed,'' Hill said through a spokesman. ``The prognosis is
very good and with the help of physicians and family, I hope to see
you sooner rather than later.''

In a statement, the group said that thanks to early detection and with
new and advanced drugs and extended rest, ''Dusty can look forward
to a complete recovery.''

Some 35 concerts in 17 countries were cancelled and would be
reinstated later, the band said.

ZZ TOP -- whose string of hits includes ``Gimme All Your Lovin',''
``Sharp Dressed Man,'' ``Legs'' and ``Cheap Sunglasses'' -- had
been on a 30th anniversary world tour and completed some 100
dates in North America, Australia and New Zealand before Hill
complained of fatigue and consulted a doctor.

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Peter Zurich