From Contact Music:
"Rock legend LOU REED has chilled the organisers of the Winter Olympics in Italy after pulling out of two New York shows, due to an undisclosed illness.... No details have been released about what is ailing the former VELVET UNDERGROUND star, who cancelled concerts in Poughkeepsie, New York, and New York City...."
Let's hope he's okay. There's no information on his website, but it doesn't sound like anything is too wrong. Hopefully he's just transforming into another Advanced stage and can't be seen in public.