Sir Ringo Starr, 82, wears his negative Covid test as a badge of honour

Sir Ringo Starr has revealed he is back on tour after being forced to cancel concerts when he contracted Covid.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, the 82-year-old musician posed wearing his negative test as a badge of honor as he thanked fans for their patience.

He threw up one hand in a peace sign while using the other to open his jacket to reveal the home test kit he wore around his neck.

On the mend: Sir Ringo Starr, 82, wore his negative Covid test as a badge of honor on Monday as he revealed he was to return to tour after the virus forced him to cancel concerts

On the mend: Sir Ringo Starr, 82, wore his negative Covid test as a badge of honor on Monday as he revealed he was to return to tour after the virus forced him to cancel concerts

Sir Ringo captioned the photo: ‘On the road again I’ll see you in Seattle Tuesday 11 Portland Wednesday. I am negative peace and love everyone, thanks for waiting. Ringo. ✌️❤️✈️☮️.’

It comes a week after Ringo and his All-Starr Band were forced to cancel further shows in Canada while he was fighting the virus.

They pulled out of performances at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michiganand Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesotawith reference to illness.

A statement said: ‘Ringo is hoping to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home. As always, he and the All Starrs send peace and love to their fans, and hope to see them back on the road soon.’

On the bandwagon: It comes a week after Ringo and his All-Starr Band were forced to cancel further shows in Canada while he battled the virus

On the bandwagon: It comes a week after Ringo and his All-Starr Band were forced to cancel further shows in Canada while he battled the virus

The five Canadian shows that were canceled included Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Lethbridge, as well as arenas in Abbotsford and Penticton.

It was confirmed at the time that Sir Ringo’s tour would remain on hold while he recovers.

That The Beatles the legend pulled out of a concert at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo just hours before they took the stage.

The band’s spokesman previously said Ringo had not COVID-19.

One of the concertgoers told TMZ that he went to Four Winds Casino management and pressed them on why the show was a no-go, and was told that Sir Ringo was ill but would not go ahead.

Cancellation: Last week it was confirmed that Sir Ringo had tested positive for Covid and would cancel five concerts (pictured in June)

Cancellation: Last week it was confirmed that Sir Ringo had tested positive for Covid and would cancel five concerts (pictured in June)

The nine-time Grammy winner and his All Starr Band wrapped up the first leg of their 2022 Spring Tour on June 26 in Clearwater, Florida.

The tour – postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic – resumed on September 23 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was scheduled to end on October 20 in Mexico City.

In July, Sir Ringo celebrated his 82nd birthday by hosting his annual Peace and Love party in Beverly Hills, California.

Sir Ringo’s birthday party came a few weeks after he made history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off a collection of digital NFT artwork.

All Starr Band: (L-R) Warren Ham, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Sir Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonnette (pictured in May)

All Starr Band: (L-R) Warren Ham, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Sir Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonnette (pictured in May)

The sum of $1,000 was the starting bid for all five of the Englishman’s pieces – Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art and Crash – which include short animated videos of his drumming.

“I’ve only ever wanted to be a drummer, but you never know where a new idea or path will take you,” Sir Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement.

‘This new technology is so far out that it has inspired me and I loved creating these NFTs that combine my art and my music. Who would have thought that I would spread peace and love in the metaverse.’

A portion of the proceeds benefited the Lotus Foundation, an organization that aims to promote social welfare in areas such as drug addiction, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, abused women and their children, homelessness and animals in need.

The Beatles: (L-R) John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo and George Harrison (pictured in 1967)

The Beatles: (L-R) John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo and George Harrison (pictured in 1967)

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