Mariah Carey Cancels Christmas Shows Due To Illness

Mariah Carey announced on Wednesday she has been forced to cancel a string of dates on her upcoming All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour due to illness.

Carey was scheduled to kick off the tour on Friday night in Windsor, Ontario.

The pop star said she has an "upper respiratory infection” after suffering from the flu last week. 

Carey took to Twitter to share the bad news, detailing her doctor's orders to stay away from the mic for a little bit.

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"Lambs! Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I've received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory infection after last week's flu," Carey wrote. 

"Bleak! You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show, but I have to take my Doctor's orders and rest until he says I can sing on stage. Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour.

"I'm going to do all that I can so that I can see you soon.”

Original article at iHeartRadio