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Acclaimed musician Anoushka Shankar will cancel several shows due to her health. She hasn’t shared details about her illness, but said she is gearing up for a major surgery.

“Dear friends, I’m so sorry to cancel several shows for health reasons. It’s not a decision that was taken lightly and I’ve been somewhat heartbroken about it,” Shankar tweeted on Monday. “At present I’m spending time with family, and gearing up for major surgery. I hope I have your understanding.”

The London-based sitarist, also the daughter of the late sitar exponent Ravi Shankar, was set to perform in various countries like Germany, the US and France starting from Monday.