For the first time in her career, Taylor Swift had to postpone concerts on her current Speak Now World Tour due to a bout with bronchitis.
Country-pop star Taylor Swift, 21, was forced to cancel four concerts on her current tour promoting her album “Speak Now.”
A bout with bronchitis meant Taylor Swift had to slow down and recuperate before returning to her concert tour.
According to her spokesperson Paula Erickson, it is the first time Swift had to postpone or cancel a show due to illness.
Swift is convalescing in Nashville and hopes to return to the concert tour on July 14 for an appearance at the Bell Center in Montreal.
Taylor Swift has been on her Speak Now World Tour since February. Her tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries.
In late May, Swift had already performed 36 shows in Europe and Southeast Asia before returning to the United States.
Swift started to get sick on June 25 after she performed in hard rain at Gillette Stadium near Boston.
Almost a week later, Swift apologized to Knoxville fans for sounding hoarse.
Her doctors are now informing her she cannot perform at three shows this weekend in Charlotte and Atlanta.
The NY Times reports Swift stated she would never cancel if she were physically able to perform the shows.
PopCrunch reports Swift canceled a July 2 concert in Louisville, which was rescheduled.
The star apologized on Twitter, saying, “Louisville, I so sorry to have to postpone this show to Oct. 11. This is my first time having to do this. I’m so, so sorry.”
Swift doesn’t seem to be enjoying her time away from the concert tour.
She also tweeted, “Yeah, there are all sorts of fun things to do while sick and on vocal rest.
Like sitting here, popping bubble wrap by myself.” It seems the star would prefer to be singing to her fans.
With her July 8-10 shows canceled in Charlotte and Atlanta, Swift said, “I would never cancel if I thought I was physically able to perform these shows.
I am so sorry to the fans, but I look forward to seeing you when we come back through your towns, which we will do.” Taylor Swift’s tour continues through the end of November.
Swift was excited about the scheduled concerts, saying on the Country Music on Tour website, “I’m so excited to go back out on tour again in 2011.
The Fearless tour was so much fun and even more unforgettable than I ever imagined, and I can’t wait to get back out and play my new music from Speak Now.
The fans have been so amazing, and I’m thrilled to play in new cities around the world and meet even more of my fans in 2011.”
Despite her disappointment, Taylor Swift is not alone in postponing her summer concerts.
Amy Winehouse and Duran Duran canceled shows in Europe. Adele had laryngitis, forcing her to reschedule nine concerts dates of her 2011 tour.