Kelly Clarkson Diagnosed with Bronchitis; Cancels Tour Dates in Reno, Las Vegas & Spokane

Despite Illness, Clarkson to Perform on MTV's Katrina Relief Telethon

Sep 09, 2005, 01:00 ET from RCA

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelly Clarkson has been diagnosed
 with bronchitis and, under doctor's orders, has postponed her next three tour
 dates. She was due to perform in Reno, Nevada on Sept. 9; Las Vegas on Sept.
 10 and Spokane on Sept. 12.
     Earlier this week, Clarkson was forced to postpone two appearances in
 Southern California because of bronchitis. Performances in Santa Barbara on
 Sept. 5 and Irvine on Sept. 7 were called off, but Clarkson was hoping to
 sufficiently recover in time for the Reno, Las Vegas and Spokane shows. At a
 soundcheck earlier today, Clarkson was still feeling ill, and it became
 obvious she would not be able to perform an entire show.
     Clarkson's "Hazel Eyes" tour in support of her triple-platinum "Breakaway"
 album began June 29th in Del Mar, Calif. She has played 42 dates since the
 tour launched. The tour was scheduled to conclude this week. The re-scheduled
 tour dates are expected to take place later this year and tickets previously
 purchased for all performances will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
     Despite her bronchitis, Clarkson will perform one song on MTV's "ReAct
 Now: Music & Relief," a telethon to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief.
 The charity special will air live on Saturday, Sept. 10 (8-11 p.m. EDT).