It's with great relief and delight that CP is able to update Andrew
Latimer's post-surgical progress. His surgeon is pleased with the
result and is cautiously optimistic for his full recovery. After
a week in hospital, Andrew was released to complete his recovery at
home where we are told he is going from strength to strength.
It's impossible to judge how long it will take him to recover. At
this very early stage, there is no news on when or if a future tour
will be possible. This will not even be considered until Andrew
is back to full strength. No one wants him to risk a relapse so
for now, we at CP are all smiles just to know he's doing so well.
CAMEL TOUR 2023
14 March 2023
It is with great regret that Camel Productions must announce the
cancellation of Camel's 2023 tour. Shortly after rehearsals,
Andrew Latimer became troubled by a sharp pain in his lower back that
advanced into his leg and foot. He was sent for diagnostic tests
which quickly revealed a severe condition that requires urgent
surgery. Recovery time is uncertain and it is this uncertainty
that prevents us looking at other options such as postponement.
However recovery is suggested to take 8-12 weeks minimum so there is no
possibility of Andrew continuing with the tour. And without
Andrew, there can be no tour so cancellation is
We know this news will be immensely upsetting to fans as it is to the
band. We are all so grateful for the support of fans who
purchased tickets and particularly appreciative of the many emails from
fans near and afar who shared their excitement. Throughout his
career, Andrew Latimer has had numerous physical challenges on tours
and has always overcome them. Camel look to the future for
another opportunity to write The Final Chapter.
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