Reuters May 12 2000 5:29PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - The veteran hard-rocking Texas trio ZZ TOP said Friday they were canceling their summer European tour because bassist Dusty Hill has been diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus. ``I want to extend my deepest apologies to the ZZ TOP fans we may have disappointed,'' Hill said through a spokesman. ``The prognosis is very good and with the help of physicians and family, I hope to see you sooner rather than later.'' In a statement, the group said that thanks to early detection and with new and advanced drugs and extended rest, ''Dusty can look forward to a complete recovery.'' Some 35 concerts in 17 countries were cancelled and would be reinstated later, the band said. ZZ TOP -- whose string of hits includes ``Gimme All Your Lovin','' ``Sharp Dressed Man,'' ``Legs'' and ``Cheap Sunglasses'' -- had been on a 30th anniversary world tour and completed some 100 dates in North America, Australia and New Zealand before Hill complained of fatigue and consulted a doctor.
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