Aslan cancels 40th anniversary show after Christy Dignam’s health “setback”

Aslan has confirmed that they will not be playing their 40th-anniversary show.

The news comes as Christy Dignam is dealing with some health “setback” with his ongoing treatments.

The band took to social media to share the sad news with their loyal fans.

“To say we are devastated is an understatement but Christy’s health as you know is always our priority and we ask you to please respect Christy’s privacy and allow him this time to get through this!” they wrote alongside a video of the band.

Joe Jewell, Christy Dignam and Svenn Pic: VIP Ireland

The lads were due to play the 3Arena on Saturday night.

The band explained they were devastated to pull out of the show at the last minute and apologised to those who may have travelled for it.

However, they made it clear that Christy’s health was their priority.

“Everything was going so well coming up to our 3Arena show and Christy was doing great. However, he has suffered a setback with his treatment, and we have now been instructed by his doctors that it is not advisable for Christy to perform this Saturday,” they said.

They went on to say: “Christy, Joe, Alan, and Billy are beyond devastated to have to share this news with you. We are working to find a new date at 3Arena, so do hold on to your tickets, as they will be fully valid for the rescheduled date.

“As you all know, Christy’s health is priority, and we also have to respect his privacy at these times.”

The 3Arena gig was due to be the band’s biggest show of their career to date as they celebrate 40 years since they formed in 1982.

Christy was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder cancer, in 2013 and has been receiving treatment since.

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