Jon Anderson

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Yes just said no to touring.

The legendary prog-rockers have called off their upcoming 40th anniversary trek after doctors ordered frontman Jon Anderson on six months' rest to recover from a severe asthma attack that left him hospitalized with respiratory failure last month.

"I'd like everyone [to] know how deeply disappointed I am by this turn of events," the 63-year-old singer said in a statement. "I was looking forward to celebrating our music with the amazing family of Yes fans once again; but as we all know, health must come before anything else."

Best known for the 1983 smash "Owner of a Lonely Heart," Yes was originally slated to kick off its 26-city Close to the Edge and Back North American jaunt on July 12 in Quebec.

It was the band's first tour in four years and had been due to make stops in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and Seattle, before wrapping up in Los Angeles on Aug. 22.

Refunds for all scheduled shows will be available at points of purchase, concert promoter Live Nation confirmed. No word yet when the British band's tour will be rescheduled, but given Anderson's prognosis it likely won't be until 2009.

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