Andre Rieu Is Slowly Recovering From Illness

ANDRÉ RIEU IS SLOWLY RECOVERING Article in RTL Boulevard, 14 March 2012

Things are getting better with the sick André Rieu. "It's good, he is gradually going back to the studio and office," says his spokesman.

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André Rieu will be back on the podium from April 20, when he begins to catch up with the missed performances.

The rumors that the 62-year-old musician is suffering from an immune disease, according to his spokesman is absolute nonsense. "I find such rumors strange when nobody even sees André. He is also occasionally back at rehearsal. But he still needs a good rest."

The violinist was, due to fatigue and flu, forced to cancel concerts in Germany, Denmark and France. He also had problems with his vestibular organ , in which he had an infection two years ago.

André starts on 20 April to catch up with performances in Germany and Denmark among others.This year the violinist will once again perform at the Vrijthof in Maastricht between 22 and 26 June.

Thanks to Deirdré for the translation and Christine for the link

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  • March 14, 2012 Dorothy wrote:
    Thank you Deidre and Christine for the good news. You girls are great keeping us informed about our favorite violinist and Maestro. With love and best wishes.
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    1. April 6, 2012 Rosemary wrote:
      Thank you Deirdre and Christine for your update on andre's health I am from Ireland and I love his music I play violin myself and he is a great inspiration to me I pray he has a full recovery may god bless him the world is a better place with his beautiful music a loyal fan xo
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      1. April 6, 2012 Moderator Bill AZ wrote:
        Dear Rosemary,

        I'd like to WELCOME you to this blog.  You'll be kept up to date on all things Andre related which should increase your enjoyment when attending concerts or watching a DVD

        I'll look forward to your comments on future blog topics.

        Have you attended any concerts? 

        Which country do you come from?
          This blog has many people from so many different countries, that when you let us know you may be surprised to find a couple of others living in the same city.

        Bill in Arizona, U.S.A. aka
        Moderator Bill AZ

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      2. April 7, 2012 Moderator Norma wrote:
        Dear Rosemary, It is nice to hear from you. Being able to play the violin must be magical. Please visit our blog as often as you can, we would like to include you in our family of Andre fans. Hugs and love, Norma xxx

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  • March 14, 2012 katherine wrote:
    What wonderuful, wonderful news! Thank you so much for bringing it to us!

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  • March 14, 2012 Fay Roberts wrote:
    Thank You Deirdre'& Christine , Bless the both of you this is good news eh? people who start rumours piss me off, any person with a brain knows that flue is bad but the after effects are even worse you feel like it would be easier to die than to live , my heart goes to both Himself & Marjorie & all of Andre's "Family" by that I mean JSO & Crew & all, Sylvia Prayers do get answered;
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  • March 14, 2012 Alta Knell wrote:
    Hi Andre, that is very good. I have prayed for you every day for a good recovery. As you said so many time,if you play music yo will never get sick. For sure music is a very good tonic. This passed weekend I sat in my lounch with a laptop on my lap, busy typing some information for my "boss" on his laptop. I was busy the whole day, but the whole day I played your DVD's and it makes the work so much lighter. Thank God for music!!! I enjoy GOOD music. And thank you Andre for your superb music. Love you!!
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  • March 15, 2012 Susan wrote:
    Dit is wonderlike nuus om te hoor Andre is soveel beter. Moenie te haastig raak nie. Vat dit rustig en herstel eers heeltemal. Ons is mal oor jou musiek en hoop om dit nog vir 60 jaar te kan geniet. Groete uit wonderlike S.A. Susan Janta en Corrie

    It is wonderful news that André is getting better. Please don't rush it and take your time to heal properly. We love your music and we hope that we will be able to enjoy it for another 60 years. Greetings from a wonderful South Africa. Susan Janta and Corrie

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  • March 15, 2012 Eve wrote:

    THANKS for the link and the translation, this IS good news and soon we'll hear He is on stage, His old self again!

    As for the rumors, there is always somebody in this world who cannot stand things going nicely. Or just a lack of common sense and good taste.
    Fatigue is as dangerous as any other illness and yes, it weakens the body and can weaken your immune system if not taken care of. Luckily ANDRE has got good doctors and he is recovering now.
    AND we'll see him soon, He will sparkle as ever, that is what counts!

    Love to all fans,
    Eve xxxxx
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  • March 15, 2012 pauline wrote:
    Hi Deidre & christine thanks for the news on Andre im glad he is on the mend perhaps our prays have been answered But he still needs to REST more god bless you Andre x
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  • March 15, 2012 Jean wrote:
    Thanks so much Deirdre for this good news. I am sure our prayers have helped too.
    Love and hugs, Jean x
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  • March 15, 2012 Karen Barry wrote:
    Hi to Deidre and Christine for the wonderful news on Andre.
    Our prayers are working now we can all feel much happier.
    Blessings and love to everyone and thanks to us all for keeping Andre on our prayer list World Wide.
    Blessings and luv xxx
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  • March 16, 2012 Ruba wrote:
    Thanks DEIRDRE & CHRISTINE for the link and the translation and BIG thanks for the good news , you are the best ... Have a great time friends .. Love Ruba
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  • April 3, 2012 Sylvia Neary wrote:
    So glad to hear that you are recovering Andre please take your time to get yourself really well. Look forward to seeing you in concert soon again.
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    1. April 3, 2012 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:
      Hi Sylvia, thank you so much for your nice comment.  I believe this may be your first comment and if so I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome you to our blog.  You will find many friends here and have a good time chatting on many topics especially our dear Maestro André.  Please come back again and tell us where you are from.  Enjoy the blog!   Hugs, Moderator Jeanine Ann


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    2. April 3, 2012 Moderator Norma wrote:
      Dear Sylvia, Thank you for your message and welcome to our family of friends. Do you mind telling us more about yourself, how you met André and your country of residence. Hugs, Norma xxx

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    3. April 3, 2012 Moderator Bill AZ wrote:
      Dear Sylvia,

      I'm sure Andre will be pleased to know you are thinking of him.

      I noticed this is your very first comment on this blog, so I want to take this opportunity to WELCOME you.

      I'll look forward to your comments on other blog topics.  You are among like minded Andre friends; you'll be kept current on all things known about Andre.

      Which country are you from? 

      Have you attended any of Andre's concerts?

      Bill in Arizona aka
      Moderator Bill AZ

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  • April 6, 2012 Elaine Hogue wrote:
    Dear Andre and your entire family and the JSO Family,

    Having been "out of touch" with internet for about 6 weeks I am just now learning that Andre has not been feeling well, but, HOORAY you are slowly recovering. We have seen your concerts twice in the United States and have tickets to two concerts in Maastricht in June. If I may be permitted a little suggestion, I hope Andre you are spending time out in nature enjoying the peace and tranquility and healing that come from our beautiful natural world. My prayers will now be with you for a steady and full recovery to your natural god health.
    You give such immense joy to us when you play.
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    1. April 7, 2012 Moderator Norma wrote:
      Thank you for your encouraging message Elaine. We all hope and pray that Andre will recover soon. Hope to see you in Maastricht as many of us will also attend concerts this year.  Please feel free to join our Andre Rieu fans and friends on the blog. Love and hugs, Norma xxx


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  • April 7, 2012 Rosemary Eves wrote:
    It's great to know you're on the mend!
    Watching your DVDs brightens every day.
    Very much looking forward to seeing you at the O2 in December.
    Love and best wishes
    Isle of Wight UK
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  • April 13, 2012 Rosemary Eves wrote:
    Great to know the maestro is on the way to recovery.
    Very much looking forward to being there at the O2 in December!
    Rosemary Eves
    Isle of Wight
    (We believe Andre has been here in the distant past?)
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    1. April 13, 2012 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:
      Hi Rosemary, it is so nice to see you again.  I am so happy also that Andre is on the way to recovery.  I just cannot wait for that first glimpse of him.  Wish I could be at that first concert.  Hopefully there will be some photos of him around that time.  Take care Rosemary.  Love and hugs, Jeanine Ann

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  • May 2, 2012 Tom Gaj wrote:
    A friend of mine sent me a link to a website where Andre Rieu did a Tribute to Frank Sinatra when he was in New York at Radio City Music Hall. I have watched this video over and over again. I just want to say that Andre Rieu is such an inspiration to many people and I am now a new fan. Thank you so much for your beautiful music and wonderful talent. And also, stay well. I would like to share this link so everyone else can enjoy your tribute to Frank Sinatra:
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    1. May 15, 2012 WebMaster Sally wrote:
      Tom, I was there and it was so beautiful ... breath-takingly beautiful.  So glad you enjoyed it and Welcome to
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  • May 19, 2012 Tom Gaj wrote:
    I wish I could have been there also
    Maybe someday I'll have the chance to see these wonderful people in person. I did buy the DVD of the New York City Radio City Music Hall Concert. I must have watched it dozens of times and I can never get tired of seeing it. Andre Rieu was born in the same year as myself.....He in October and myself in September.......not that it means anything, but just somethimg to share. The people in his orchestra are the most talented individuals that I have ever had the honor of hearing music like this played. The girl on the Sax was unbelievable and the singers filled me with the most wonderful feeling that I haven't felt in is really something when they can bring tears to your eyes. The Harlem Gospel Choir was outstanding.....Andre new what he was doing when he had them perform. If you have an inside line to Andre Rieu, please thank him for me for making me feel good again.

    My heart felt thanks to Andre Rieu and his talented orchestra.
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    1. May 20, 2012 Moderator Norma wrote:
      Dear Tom, 'New York Memories' is my absolute favorite! André's solos on the DVD are brilliant! André always knows what he is doing: "I did it my way!" Brilliant! Thank you for posting a comment. Hugs, Norma xxx
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    2. May 20, 2012 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:
      Welcome to the blog Tom.  It is great to have you with us.  I sure hope you get your chance to see Andre and the JSO in person.  Where do you live Tom?  I am from America in the State of Pennsylvania.  Hope to see you back many times.  Love and hugs from all of us.


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  • June 11, 2012 Sieglinde Janzen wrote:
    I am new to this blog.
    I would like to hear very much the latest state of Andre's health. I live in Canada and would like to attend the Maastricht open air concert June 22 to 26, 2012. Is this going to happen, or has anything been canceled?
    Do you know if any open air concert is planned in Italy for 1912-1913?
    Have any of the 2012 concerts in Germany and France been cancelled?
    I have a lot of questions, but many of the news that I get from the internet mention day and month, but not the year, even on Andre's site it is a bit confusing as it says that there are or might be cancellations in Germany, or is that past news from 2011?
    Thank you very much for answering. Sieglinde
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    1. June 11, 2012 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:
      Hello Sieglinde, Thank you for writing.  Andre is in good health now as far as I know and the concerts in Maastricht are scheduled for June 22, 23, 24 and 26, 2012.  We do not have Andre's agenda for 2013 except for Koln so as far as I know nothing in 2012 has been cancelled.  If you are thinking of Maastricht I would advise you get a hotel as they are mostly booked.  There are concert tickets available.  Just go to Andre's official web site.  If you need any more information please do not hesitate to write.  Hugs, Moderator Jeanine Ann

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    2. June 11, 2012 Moderator Norma wrote:
      Dear Sieglinde, Welcome to the blog, it is so good to have you join us. André rescheduled the canceled concerts and the annual Maastricht concerts will commence on 22 June. You need to consult the Official André Rieu website for other concerts scheduled this year and next year. Do you have tickets for the Maastricht concerts? Please feel free to ask questions and we will do our best to find the answers. Hugs, Norma ( Moderator) xxx
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  • January 2, 2013 Maureen wrote:
    Thank God that Andre is back in good health .
    My husband& I would love to see him again in perth,as since we last saw him my husband had a stroke and I know what it's like FOR HIM NOT TO KNOW WHATS IN STORE FOR YOU.SEAN WOULD SING TO ALL HIS CD'S BUT AS HE HAS LOST HIS VOICE IT
    CAN'T HAPPEN ANYMORE SO I JUST WISH Andre all the best until we meet again
    all the best love for 2013 Mauren and Sean Cuddy Perth western Australia.
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  • February 1, 2013 Sharon Noble wrote:
    I also suffer from Vestibular Neuritis, after a lot of research I found the main cause was Aspertane which is in nearly all soft drinks and sugarless items, since finding this out my problem has been reduced to nearly nothing, I also found that if I decreased the amount of salt and had very little chocolate it also helped but the Aspertane was the worse offender, my doctor did not tell me this I had to find it out on my own. It also meant I do not have to take any medication for it, which means I am not putting on weight, I didn't realise that the medication was the problem. I do hope this information will be passed on to Andre
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    1. February 1, 2013 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:
      Hi Sharon,   we are a fan site for Andre and cannot give him the message so I would suggest you put this message on his web site and click on "Guestbook".  I also hope you will come back and talk with us.  We have a lot of great Andre fans here who will be so happy to chat with you.  Hope to see you again.  Hugs, Jeanine Ann

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  • April 11, 2013 Kathleen johnson wrote:
    iam a new fan Iam 75 years old and I live in England we have just had 2 weeks of non stop Andre concerts on sky arts they are wonderful I would love to be able to see him in concert so I am going to save up for this Is there a fan club I could join to learn more about him his music is fantastic I wish him many more tears of playing for us
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    1. April 11, 2013 Moderator Prudence wrote:
      Welcome Kathleen. There are no fan clubs, as such, just fans that get together to discuss all things Andre. We are all fans and friends. Please feel free to come back anytime and comment on any subject you wish.
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    2. April 11, 2013 Moderator Jeanine Ann wrote:
      Hi Kathleen,  welcome to the blog.  So nice to have you with us.  I see you have been watching Sky Arts!  You can learn more about Andre here and on his official web site   We post lots of articles here and you can go back through the blog and look at some of the older posts.  You will enjoy reading about Andre and some of the concerts all the fans and friends on this blog have been to.  If you have any questions please just ask and someone will be happy to help you.  Love and hugs, Moderator Jeanine Ann (America)


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