Drake Cancels European Tour To Take Care Of Ailing Mom. Drake has been forced to cancel his European tour after his mom has taken ill. The Grammy nominated hip-hop artist will be taking care of his mom while she recovers from surgery. The 23-year-old “So Far Gone” star was due to play in European cities and perform at festivals, including Oxegen and T in the Park festivals. However, he opted to stay home to tend to his mother who will be undergoing surgery. He said in a statement, “Despite my best hopes, it is apparent that my mother will need surgery earlier than anticipated. In light of this news, I have made the difficult decision to cancel my European tour in order to support her during her recovery, just as she supported me through the years.” “I cannot thank my European fans enough and look forward to performing abroad soon. I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy during this time.”His headline show in London has been rescheduled for November, but his festival appearances won’t be rescheduled. Drake recently won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards this weekend.