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Rick Springfield Cancels Concert in Dominican Republic After Tourist Deaths

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield has canceled his upcoming concert in the Dominican Republic “in an abundance of caution” and “well-being” for his fans, band and crew.

The “Jessie’s Girl” singer announced on social media that he’d be postponing his Rick Springfield & Friends fan getaway event originally scheduled for Punta Cana this November so that it can take place in Cancún, Mexico in 2020.

Springfield, 69, apologized for any inconvenience the change may have caused fans and wrote that any guest who wishes to cancel will have an option for a full refund when the new dates are announced.

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“While this decision has not been easy, the safety and well-being of our amazing fans, band and crew will always be the most important consideration in any situation,” he wrote. “Sending our love and best wishes to all of our friends in the Dominican Republic. Thank you for your patience while we work out the new details. Look forward to seeing you soon in Mexico! Rick.”

Nearly a dozen Americans have died after vacationing in the Dominican Republic within the past year.