R&B star Usher has postponed his upcoming European tour in order to concentrate on his children and mentoring commitments on the U.S. version of The Voice.
The Yeah! hitmaker was unveiled as a new judge, alongside Shakira, on the show last week to replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera.
The news came after a turbulent few years for Usher in his personal life - following an ongoing custody battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster, he was awarded primary care of their sons Usher V, four, and Naviyd, three, last month.
In light of Usher's circumstances, it has now been announced that he is pushing back his upcoming Euphoria shows in Europe to next autumn.
A post on his website reads, "Due to professional and personal commitments Usher will have to reschedule his upcoming European tour dates.
"With the recently confirmed commitment to the Voice, to ensure that his fans world-wide are treated to the best possible concert experience, the entire tour will be rescheduled to fall (autumn) 2013 with dates in both North America and Europe scheduled to run concurrently at that time."
In an additional message from Usher, he reveals, "The feeling of euphoria that I get when performing for you is indescribable. I love each and every one of you and thank you for being there every step of the way.
"I truly appreciate and am grateful for your support while I take this time to focus on my children and continue to evolve with my fans. Evolve or evaporate. Love Usher."
Rocker Lenny Kravitz has clearly made an impression on daughter Zoe: the 23-year-old dabbles in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/celebrity-kids-10-rising-_n_1095460.html#s475518&title=Zoe_Kravitz" target="_hplink">acting, modeling</a> and -- just like dad! -- <a href="http://www.myspace.com/elevatorfight" target="_hplink">rocking out</a>. For his part, Kravitz is a supportive parent, plugging her work whenever he gets the chance. (Zoe's music is <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2009/10/lenny-kravitz-returns-but-not-from-the-1970s" target="_hplink">"the bomb,"</a> according to her proud papa.) In September 2007, Kravitz <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/25/AR2007092501160.html" target="_hplink">opened up to the <em>Washington Post </em></a> about life with Zoe, saying, "Watching my daughter grow up is the highlight of everything."
Single dad Ricky Martin is raising his twin boys all on his own. "I'm doing this on my own because I don't want to miss a moment," <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20245143,00.html" target="_hplink">Martin told <em>People</em> in December 2008</a>. "I'm the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep." As for his fatherhood philosophy? "I want to give them information and raise them with honesty and love, and give them self-esteem and a lot of acceptance." What a dedicated dad!
After a drawn-out custody battle with ex-wife, Tameka Foster, Usher was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/24/usher-tameka-foster_n_1828698.html" target="_hplink">awarded primary custody</a> of the ex-couple's two sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd, in August 2012. In a 2010 interview with <em>W</em> magazine, Usher said <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2010/12/family_issue_usher" target="_hplink">he thinks of parenting as a gift</a> that's made him more conscious of everything around him. "When you put the passion between a man and a woman up against having children, it doesn't hold a candle," he added. "I've never known passion like what my children have helped me feel."
Colin Farrell is a father of two: James, his son with former girlfriend Kim Bordenave and <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2052318/Doting-father-Colin-Farrell-bonds-son-shopping-trip.html" target="_hplink">Henry</a>, his son with ex Alicja Bachleda. James, Farrell's elder son, suffers from a rare form of cerebral palsy called Angelman Syndrome. The actor has repeatedly made an effort to <a href="http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/parenting/colin-farrell-how-my-sons-illness-made-me-a-better-man-2959090.html" target="_hplink">raise public awareness</a> to the little-known genetic disorder, even<a href="http://www.okmagazine.com/videos/colin-farrell-opens-about-his-sons-angelman-syndrome-letterman" target="_hplink"> opening up about the syndrome</a>, and the experience of raising James, in an interview with David Letterman. In 2007, Farrell told the <a href="http://www.independent.ie/national-news/colin-farrell-superstar-colin-tells-of-blessed-life-with-special-needs-child-1188872.html" target="_hplink"><em>Independent</em> that he's<a href="http://www.independent.ie/national-news/colin-farrell-superstar-colin-tells-of-blessed-life-with-special-needs-child-1188872.html" target="_hplink"></a> "dedicated to helping his son reach his own individual potential and to be as happy as he can be," adding, "I have never thought of my son as being someone with a disability. It goes back to special needs and what is a disability and what isn't."
Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade had a notoriously messy divorce, with Siohvaughn <a href="http://news.lalate.com/2009/01/18/siohvaughn-wade-photos/" target="_hplink">accusing the NBA star of adultery and abandoning their two boys, Zion and Zaire.</a> Still, the basketball player, who eventually won <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/13/dwyane-wade-custody-battle_n_835101.html" target="_hplink">full custody of the kids</a>, has certainly picked up his fair share of honors related to parenting. In 2007, he <a href="http://www.insidehoops.com/wade-father-060507.shtml" target="_hplink">received a "Father of the Year" award</a> from the National Father's Day Committee and, in 2011, President Obama <a href="http://tailormadetalkradio.blogspot.com/2011/06/dwyane-wade-was-recently-appointed-by.html" target="_hplink">appointed him to a parenting program</a> geared toward encouraging fathers to become more involved in their children's lives. In June 2011, Wade wrote a <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/2011/06/05/my-life-as-an-nba-superstar-single.html" target="_hplink">piece for <em>Newsweek</em></a> in which he described fatherhood as being the most rewarding part of his life. "All children need their fathers, but boys especially need fathers to teach them how to be men...I had a duty to fight to be with my kids, and I did."
Oscar winner, musician, comic, and composer Jamie Foxx can add another title to his already impressive CV: great single dad. Foxx shares joint custody of his daughter, Corinne Bishop, and <a href="http://www.ventanamonthly.com/article.php?id=182&IssueNum=16" target="_hplink">has described himself</a> as being a tough parent: "I teach her to be respectful... Kids today don't have any discipline." Despite his busy schedule, Foxx always puts his daughter first. "I want to be a man who shows up for her... I want to have such a big influence on her so that she knows she can call on me for anything -- which she does." Well, we're certainly impressed.
Billie Joe Armstrong
The Green Day frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. As Green Day was wrapping up its performance during the all-star, two-day concert, Armstrong profanely complained that the band's time was being cut short. "One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You're gonna give me (expletive) one minute? ... I'm not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletives)!" he yelled (although Bieber was not part of the night's festivities). Armstrong smashed his guitar before leaving the stage.
J.Lo began sobbing in the middle of an October 2011 concert at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut while singing One Love, which she introduced by saying, “I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about love. A lot has changed since then.” Lopez had recently split from her husband Marc Anthony and sang the song while surrounded by dancers dressed to look like her former loves, including Diddy, Ben Affleck, Cris Judd and Anthony himself.
During a Guns N’ Roses concerts in St. Louis in 1991 Rose flipped out over someone filming his performance. "Take that! Get that guy, and take that!” Rose yelled to security after spotting a camera pointed in his direction. Security took too long so Rose hurled himself into the crowd to claim the camera. When the house lights went up 10 minutes later, fans rioted, damaging the venue and sending 60 people to the hospital.
Amy's last performance before her tragic death on 23 July, 2011 was on stage on 18 June at Belgrade’s Tuborg Festival. Winehouse slurred through her set to the echoes of boos from the 20,000-strong crowd, clearly drunk and distressed. At one point she threw her microphone to the ground.
In May 2007 Grime rapper Lady Sovereign was performing a late night Brooklyn gig after an earlier show in New Jersey when exhaustion and frustration set in. She walked out after two songs, telling fans she was depressed and doing this for the money because she was going to be homeless in two weeks.
When Kanye West's mother Donda died in November 2007 he was understandably distraught. Despite cancelling most of his planned tour dates, he nonetheless went ahead with a gig in Paris, but broke down in tears when it came to performing his song Hey Mama.
Jim Morrison of The Doors carried a lamb when he took to the stage in Miami on March 1, 1969, he was clearly wasted. Unable to get through the songs, he instead took to baiting the audience, trying to start a riot, and, allegedly (although it's never been proved), exposing himself.
In December, 2002, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago Creed lead singer Scott Stapp often left the stage, forgot lyrics and rolled around on the floor. Four fans later sued for the price of tickets and parking, claiming he was so messed up on drugs and medication he was “unable to sing the lyrics of a single Creed song.”
In October, 2004, at Madison Square Garden during Jay-Z (left) and R. Kelly's Best of Both Worlds, R Kelly abruptly left the show before finishing his set, claiming audience members were pointing guns at him, although no weapons were found. Backstage, a member of Jay-Z’s entourage, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, then attacked R Kelly with pepper spray (he later pled guilty).
The Who’s Keith Moon Cow took to the stage high on a cocktail of brandy and horse tranquilizers. He passed out once during Won’t Get Fooled Again, and again during Magic Bus at the Palace in San Francisco on November 20, 1973.
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