Rick Springfield Cancels Dominican Republic Music Festival Amid Mysterious Tourist Deaths and Illnesses

“Jessie’s Girl” singer Rick Springfield cancelled his Dominican Republic music festival Monday as the number of mysteriously sick and dying tourists in the country continues to rise, according to a report.

The 1980s hitmaker called off the event, dubbed Rick Springfield & Friends, which had been set for November and rescheduled it for next year, according to TMZ.

“In an abundance of caution and for the peace of mind and well-being of my fans, band and crew, the ‘Rick Springfield & Friends’ event in Punta Cana is being rescheduled to take place at Hard Rock Hotel Cancun in 2020,” the musician announced, according to the gossip site.

He added, “[The] safety and well-being of our amazing fans, band and crew will always be the most important consideration in any situation.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Natalie O’Neill