British rockers Joanna Gruesome have axed their upcoming tour after vocalist Alanna Mcardle had her appendix removed.

The singer underwent surgery earlier this month (Sep13) and had hoped to hit the road with the band for the start of a series of dates on Monday (16Sep13) but the shows have now been cancelled as she is still recovering.

The band hopes to reschedule the gigs for next year (14).

A post on the band's website reads, "Hey Guys we have rly (really) bad news. We're having to cancel our september tour... alanna gruesome (sic) had her appendix out two weeks ago and was predicted to have recovered by now but she hasn't healed up properly and is super ill and has been advised not to tour... we'll be rescheduling the tour 4 (for) january or april 2014."