Bowing Out: Bobby Brown Leaves New Edition Tour

July 11, 2014  |  

Source: WENN

Earlier this week, we reported that Bobby Brown had to exit the stage during a recent New Edition concert. In case you missed the video, Brown missed a couple of choreographed steps before he bent over, seemingly breathless and then left the stage.

And now, according to TMZ and a statement from Brown, he’s leaving the current New Edition tour. 

Brown cited medical reasons for his departure from the tour. Apparently, Bobby had “an intrusive medical procedure” and needed to go under the care of his doctor, making it impossible for him to perform.

He issued this statement:

“I apologize to the fans of New Edition.  I really wanted to be with my brothers, but presently I am unable to give the fans what they typically expect from New Edition.”

It’s interesting that he was allowed to perform in the first place but either way, we’re hoping Brown gets all the rest he needs and has a speedy recovery.

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  • SuperTrooper1420

    This is why I don’t pay money to see them. Last time I saw them, Ralph didn’t show up. If they are not gonna handle their business they need to stop touring.

  • Chiffona Montrice Tyler

    Bobby Brown should do whatever is best for her health.I know his brothers in New Edition feel the same…One Love

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  • uniquefashionista

    This is why it is important to take care of your health. All of those years of “partying hard” and putting all of those toxic things in your body has finally caught up with him. It’s so sad! Being an entertainer requires that you stay in fairly good shape. Their livelihood depends on it. Bobby has been battling with these issues for such a long time. At this point, I hate to say it, but I think he’s done. And the sad part is that it’s not just affecting him, but the rest of New Edition. It’s like going to a Temptations concert without David Ruffin-and that’s who a lot of the fans want to see. Bobby is New Editions David Ruffin. There will be a lot of disappointed fans.

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    Well he’s a man who clearly knows his limits

  • Dark Toenails

    I saw him on a couple of videos. You could literally see him going from bad to worst. The last video, he didn’t even attempt to do the steps. He just sorta leaned against the microphone pole and prayed for it to be over soon. He has a great voice, but let him go and recoup (heehee).

  • Melody Carroll

    who cares the show will be better without him he looks a mess always have to me

  • mccoy

    I was at the concert in Philly and they were great. Bobby did lose some weight but the rest of the group were noticeably more fit than he was.

  • ladychef

    I know what the “INTRUSIVE PROCEDURE WAS”………excessive partying, drinking, and drug use has INTRUDED on his live, and now he is too out of shape to perform. #sad

  • Gabie Aldrich

    When he walked off during their last performance we all knew he was going to quit..20 yrs later same ole Bobby!

  • Doll Phace

    And he’s at it again! !!! Nothing changes with Bobby

  • Cdj

    I was at the Brooklyn show not too long ago. To be honest I wouldn’t of been terribly upset if Bobby wasn’t on stage. Don’t get me wrong, he’s definitely an asset to the group but only if he’s able to perform the proper way.. It was a shame how winded he was during the concert. They are all up in age, yet, in my opinion look and performed much better than they used to back in the day. Everyone except Bobby of course. …. Him leaving the tour is definitely the best decision he could make.

  • tommy_one

    Can’t be partying all day and expect to hit the stage all that coli-coli not good for the tour.

  • lyfe

    Like were buying this ‘intrusive medical procedure’ excuse. But if you had one, why tour?

  • kb

    I must say that I’m disappointed. I’ll be at the concert in b-more on the 19th and it just won’t be the same.

    • Doll Phace

      Yes it will they still have Johnny!!!! Lol

  • BaybeK8s

    Sorry Bobby, I need a note from your Dr. You knew New Edition was going on tour prior to your “intrusive procedure”, your butt was just unprepared/out of shape. It’s your prerogative to leave the tour but, (imo) you’d get more respect if you just fess up.

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    “I’m shocked!” said no one ever.

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