Mariah Carey Cancels First Stops on Christmas Tour Due to Illness
Mariah Carey was set to bring some yuletide glee on her “All I Want for Christmas Is You” tour but unfortunately had to postpone the trek.
On Wednesday (Nov. 15), Mimi announced that she put her tour on hold due to a respiratory infection.
“Just in time for holiday gift-giving season, it seems I’ve received a lovely present of my own, a lovely respiratory infection after last week’s flu,” Carey wrote to her Lambs on Instagram.
“Bleak! You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show,” she continued, “but I have to take my doctor’s orders and rest until he says I can sing onstage. Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour.”
Carey’s shows in Ontario, Canada, on Friday (Nov. 17) and her gig at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday (Nov. 18) have been canceled.
According to the R&B singer's rep, her 10-show run at New York's Beacon Theatre is still a go. Her residency runs from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5. Tickets for those shows are still available at msg.com.
In the meantime, Mariah Carey premiered her new video for her melodic ballad, "The Star," from the upcoming animated flick of the same name.