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Wayne Hancock cancels dates, plans to enter rehab

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – Wayne Hancock canceled summer dates to go into rehabilitation for an unstated addiction.

The retro country singer has had previous issues with alcohol.

"With the support of his family, friends, club owners and label, Wayne Hancock has canceled his July and August tour dates to enter a comprehensive residential rehabilitation program," his label said in a press release Tuesday.

Hancock is currently in a short-term rehab program and following his two Texas shows next week and a performance at the Rockabilly Rave in the United Kingdom on June 16, he will then enter an extended-term recovery facility to address his longtime fight with addiction, according to the label.

"We would like to extend our appreciation for your understanding, especially to those who had tickets to the cancelled shows. Wayne will do his best to return to your area in the near future," the press release said.

Canceled dates are:

July 9 Houston, TX at Armadillo Palace

July 20 Salt Lake City, UT at The Garage

July 21 Ketchum, ID at Whiskey Jacques

July 22 Virginia City, MT at Wells Fargo Coffee House

July 23 Yellowstone, MT at West Yellowstone City Park

July 29 Minneapolis, MN at Lee's Liquor Lounge

July 30 Des Moines, IA at Gas Lamp

Aug. 2 Columbia, MO

Aug. 3 Kansas City, MO at Knucklehead's

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