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Rolling Stones decide to postpone Hong Kong shows

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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:17 am | Updated: 2:02 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

HONG KONG - The Rolling Stones have postponed two weekend shows in Hong Kong over concerns about the flu-like illness that's sickened hundreds in parts of Asia.

The band issued a statement saying the Stones didn't think it was a good idea to draw a large crowd that might add to the spread of the mysterious respiratory illness.

The mystery illness known as severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, has spread to nearly a dozen countries, killing at least 52 people - including 10 in Hong Kong.

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