Kelly Clarkson Cancels More Shows Due To Illness

Lingering case of bronchitis forced singer to skip concerts in Nevada and Spokane, Washington.

Kelly Clarkson was able to give an emotional reading of the song “Shelter” during Saturday night’s “ReAct Now: Music & Relief” telethon, but a lingering case of bronchitis forced the singer to cancel three shows over the weekend.

Clarkson, who skipped two performances in Southern California last week due to the illness, was under a doctor’s orders to rest, according to a statement from her label, forcing the cancellation of shows in Reno, Nevada (September 9), Las Vegas (September 10) and Spokane, Washington (September 12).

After calling off the shows in Santa Barbara, California (September 5) and Irvine, California (September 7), Clarkson had planned to continue her tour, but felt ill at a soundcheck on Friday and realized she could not perform an entire show. The missed dates will be rescheduled for later this year.

The singer’s Hazel Eyes Tour, which began on June 29, is slated to wrap up on Friday with a show in Pensacola, Florida. At press time there was no word on whether she would be able to perform a scheduled show at Washington state’s Puyallup Fair on Tuesday. And a Clarkson concert scheduled for Thursday night at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena has been canceled along with other shows at the venue in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to the Ticketmaster Web site.

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