On the heels on yesterday's death of Lou Reedcomes more sad news as Fleetwood Mac co-founder/bassist John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer and they will be cancelling the Australian and New Zealand legs of the shows on their current World Tour which was set to kickoff November 10th in Sydney.

The following was posted on their Facebook page late Sunday:

FLEETWOOD MAC CANCELS AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.

"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”