Country star Miranda Lambert has been forced to cancel an upcoming concert due to "serious inflammation" of her vocal cords, the Daily Mail is reporting.
The 31-year-old Lambert was scheduled to headline a Thursday night concert at the Calgary Stampede, but with just hours to go, she had to cancel, on the advice of her doctor. In a statement, Lambert promised to return to Canada as soon as possible.
'"I'm so sorry that I can't be at Stampede this week, but I'll be back in Calgary just as soon as I can for all of my Stampede fans."The Calgary Stampede, according to CBC News, is a 10-day outdoor festival held every summer in Alberta. Attracting 300,000 visitors and featuring rodeos, agricultural exhibitions, concerts, and a slew of other events and activities that "celebrate the cowboy way of life," the festival bills itself as "the greatest outdoor show on Earth."
Miranda took to social media to apologize to her Canadian fans.
I can't believe this is happening. Thanks for all your well wishes, I promise I'll do everything to get better soon! https://t.co/rKac66a2X2On her website, Miranda told her fans who may have tickets to her Calgary Stampede concert that those tickets are still good for admission to the outdoor festival. Her management also hopes to reschedule her Calgary appearance.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) July 8, 2015
"We understand that this news is disappointing for fans. We will know more about rescheduling the concert later; in the meantime, we hope that fans use their tickets for admission to Stampede and enjoy all that we have to offer- including live country music at Nashville North. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets, as each concert ticket will be valid for free single admission to Stampede Park between July 8 and July 12. Ticket holders should retain their ticket for the rescheduled concert, and should continue to check the Stampede's and Ticketmaster's websites for rescheduling updates."Miranda's husband, Blake Shelton, intends to go ahead with his own scheduled concert at the Calgary Stampede, which is scheduled for Friday night.
Miranda's next scheduled concert is set for July 17 in Minot, North Dakota, at the North Dakota State Fair. As of this post, it is not clear if her vocal cord problems will affect that concert or any future concerts.
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