By Whitney Pastorek
Updated July 01, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

In a sweet reminder that the kid’s barely out of Degrassi — and in today’s other big tour-cancellation news — Drake is postponing his European tour to stay home and tend to his mom, who’s undergoing surgery.

According to a statement, the rapper says, “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.”

The shows in London, Paris, and Amsterdam will be rescheduled for November 2010 (where ideally they will not cause any riots); festival dates are flat-out cancelled. Bummer for you Euros, but we wish Drake’s mom all the best, and hope you’ll join us in a hearty “Awwww…”

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