Aguilera Misses Concert, Telethon With Strained Voice

Christina Aguilera canceled a concert at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York, on Sunday, as well as a planned appearance on "The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon" on Monday after doctors ordered the singer to rest her voice.

Aguilera, who is just a month into her summer headlining tour, is still expected to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Thursday night after three days of physician-mandated rest for her strained vocal cords.

A message posted on Aguilera's official Web site noted that the singer nixed the State Fair and MDA Telethon shows in order to "avoid a lengthy or serious vocal problem" and that her voice was "slightly strained lately due to her heavy schedule."

The State Fair cancellation was also marred by a bit of malfeasance, as a pair of Syracuse University students stole golf clubs and a gym bag from Aguilera's tour bus, according to The Associated Press.

Although none of the lifted items belonged to Aguilera,

both students, who allegedly had gotten onto the bus while hanging out with members of the tour crew, were arrested and charged with larceny and burglary.

Aguilera will resume her touring duties the night before the Video Music Awards with a concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, on September 6.

The singer, who is up for five VMA Moonmen in categories such as Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for her "What A Girl Wants" clip, will release her first Spanish-language album, "Mi Reflejo," on September 12.