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Randy Newman postpones European tour after breaking his neck

Iconic songwriter Randy Newman has announced he is postponing his much-anticipated European tour as he recovers from surgery on a broken neck.

The 78-year-old Oscar winner broke the unfortunate news in a statement he shared with The Post.

“I’m sorry I won’t be seeing you this time, but I’ll see you soon,” Newman wrote of the delayed tour, titled “An Evening With Randy Newman” which was planned for March 2022 but now has to be postponed.

Commenting on his injury, the “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” singer said he first realized something was wrong after noticing he was “shrinking”.

“People I towered over now towered over me,” the Grammy winner said, before quipping, “Could this be revenge for writing [the 1977 hit song] ‘Small people‘?”

The recent COVID-19 PSA music composer continued, “As it turned out, my neck was broken.”

Randy Newman performs during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 9, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
Randy Newman performs onstage at the Dolby Theater during the Academy Awards on February 9, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
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Thankfully, the music legend says, doctors were able to successfully operate on him, leaving him looking “less like an anteater and more like an early ’60s folk-rock artist.” “However, the doctor said I wasn’t ready to tour yet,” he added.

“I was really looking forward to coming to Europe to perform,” Newman lamented in the post. “I miss the performances very much and look forward to a time when I can come.”

The new dates of the tour are to be announced as soon as possible, according to the announcement.

Meanwhile, “ticketholders will be contacted by their outlet with further information and news about their postponed date in the near future,” its representatives told The Post.

Newman says he's recovering well after the surgery.
Newman says he’s recovering well after the surgery.
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https://nypost.com/2022/03/02/randy-newman-postponing-european-tour-due-to-broken-neck/ Randy Newman postpones European tour after breaking his neck

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