Steven Van Zandt has been forced to cancel most of his upcoming dates with the Disciples Of Soul due to illness. On doctor's orders, the E Street Band hall of famer was forced to scrap all the gigs, save for his November 2nd show at Medford, Massachusetts' Chevalier Theatre -- and the tour closer on November 6th at New York's Beacon Theatre. Refunds will be issued at point of sale.

According to Van Zandt's website (Little Steven.com), the Beacon Theatre show will be filmed for a future live DVD and album release.

Van Zandt apologized to fans across his social media platforms, saying, "I thought I could shake this sinusitis, but it doesn't seem to be going away. I've never canceled shows before. I feel terrible about this, but my doctors are telling me there's just no way to continue right now. We were really looking forward to continuing this 90-show tour around the world. We want to thank the fans for all of their support. I really hope we can make up these dates someday somehow."

After two decades focusing on the E Street Band -- along with his radio career, and acting work on The Sopranos and Lillyhammer -- getting back to making his own music has meant the world to Steve Van Zandt: "It's been absolutely wonderful for me reconnecting with my own work. I think it was absolutely essential that it happened and it's been very, very healthy for me and slowly trying to make that transformation back into being a frontman has been nothing but healthy. And it's gonna take me, y'know, a couple more years -- if I ever get back where I was in the '80s -- which, I had gotten quite good at it. And this band is just incredible -- it's ridiculous."

AUDIO: STEVE VAN ZANDT ON FRONTING A BAND