It’s curtain call for Bobby Brown.
TMZ reports the self-proclaim bad boy of R&B is calling it quits from the New Edition Reunion Tour to focus on his health.
Last week, a video circulated that showed an out-of-breath Brown exiting stage left at a Mississippi show as the rest of the members continued dancing. While fans poked fun at whether Brown still had it, no one knew Brown was recovering from an “intrusive medical procedure”.
According to Brown’s representatives, the procedure resulted in serious exhaustion and fatigue that prevented him from fully performing onstage.
“I apologize to the fans of New Edition,” said Brown, “I really wanted to be with my brothers, but presently I am unable to give the fans what they typically expect from New Edition.”
As for the other members, they say the show must go on.
“At this time Bobby needs to put his health first and we wish him a speedy recovery,” the group members wrote to fans on their website. “We are giving each and every show all we’ve got until his return- and will continue giving the fans 110 percent each night.”