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Australian Legend Daryl Braithwaite Hospitalized, Pulls Out of Shows

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Aussie music legend Daryl Braithwaite has had to cancel his two performances this weekend for Red Hot Summer after taking ill and taken to hospital on Monday.

Braithwaite was scheduled to perform at the two Mornington shows for Red Hot Summer this coming Saturday and Sunday. The Black Sorrows, with Vika and Linda Bull, will now play in his place.

In a statement this morning Daryl said:

Tuesday 17 Jan.

Good morning,

I unfortunately and regrettably have had to cancel this week’s shows due to illness and sudden admission into Hospital.

I am disappointed that I won’t be able to perform at the Australian Open
Tennis tonight nor the Mornington Peninsula RHST shows this weekend.

I am hoping to make a speedy recovery and be back doing shows very soon.

Regards Daryl

In the U.S., Braithwaite's band Sherbet went to number 61 on the Hot 100 in 1976 with Howzat and, four years later, to number 100 on the Billboard 200 with their 1980 album The Skill. Their final American hit, We Ride Tonight, peaked at 26 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1982.

As a solo artist, Daryl hit 47 on the U.S. Hot 100 with Higher Than Hope.