Ashwini Bhatia, Associated Press
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, left, greets devotees as he arrives to give a talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

Editor's Note: The University of Utah has confirmed that the Dalai Lama's visit to Utah has also been cancelled.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Colorado says it has been informed that the Dalai Lama has canceled U.S. appearances next month following a checkup at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.

The school says it was told of the cancelations Friday by the Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C. He had been scheduled to appear there Oct. 20.

The school said the office, which represents the Dalai Lama in North America, said doctors advised the 80-year-old holy leader to rest and that he would return to India.

A secretary to the Dalai Lama, Chime Rigzin, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Dalai Lama had been to the Mayo Clinic for a "routine annual health checkup" and had had no health complaints.

Neither the Office of Tibet nor Mayo Clinic immediately returned calls Friday.