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Blink-182 cancel tonight's UK gig on "doctor's orders"

Based on "doctor's orders," Blink-182 have cancelled their UK concert in Bournemouth tonight (July 17).

The US band have axed their scheduled performance, due to one of the band members being ill, but all concert-goers will be provided with a full refund for their tickets. 

A statement from the trio, consisting of Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, reads:

"It is with deep regret that Blink-182 have to cancel their show this evening at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) due to band illness, on doctor's advice. Refunds will be available from point of purchase."

The American rockers are still expected to perform later this week at London's O2 on July 19 and 20.

Their tour in the UK is a rare chance for fans to see drummer Travis Barker, as he has been open about his fear of flying after surviving a plane crash in 2008.

The 41-year-old turned to drugs to deal with his fear of flying, but has revealed that he is completely sober and drug-free now and only tours when he is able to travel by boat. He previously said:

"I started using to deal with my fear of flying. I hate flying. I would get a bunch of drugs to get on the plane.

"I thank God I got through it - I'm so happy to be here. I totally got a second chance."

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