Ting Tings cancel tour

The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings

THE Ting Tings have been forced to pull out of their US tour due to an injury.

As singer Katie White, of Lowton, had suffered a partially ruptured tendon in her left hand, doctors have ordered her to rest her hand to allow it time to heal.

Rick Astley

Rick Astley

Katie said: “Really sorry to be cancelling our US tour. My left hand has been playing me up for a while and unfortunately, it finally decided to throw a tendon tantrum. We tried to scale back the upcoming shows to avoid making it worse, but unfortunately, I have a torn tendon that the doctors have said only rest and physiotherapy will heal... back soon.”

The Ting Tings released their third studio album, Super Critical, last year.

In other music news, music mogul Pete Waterman spoke of when he signed Newton-le-Willows singer Rick Astley, He said: “We’d taken Rick on to be a studio assistant. We knew he could sing but he was basically the tea boy and then he was number one all over the world with Never Gonna Give You Up. People don’t realise the stress that puts an artist under. Rick wanted to sing, but he didn’t want the pressure. “If you’ve been number one with your first single, you’re seen as a failure unless your second single goes to the top of the charts.”

And he admitted he wasn’t sure he could make Kylie Minogue, who performed at Haydock Racecourse last weekend, a pop icon, as he told OK!: “We owed the guy who signed her up to Neighbours a favour. We didn’t even know who she was. Thank God she had a great voice.”

My left hand has been playing me up for a while and unfortunately, it finally decided to throw a tendon tantrum

Katie White