Liza Minnelli cancels concerts due to pneumonia

Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:03pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liza Minnelli has canceled seven upcoming concerts across the United States on the advice of her doctors due to bronchial pneumonia.

In a statement issued on Friday the 64-year-old American singer said she was disappointed she would not be performing in the shows, including one scheduled on Friday in Spokane, Washington, and others over the next month in Boston, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis.

"Performing live is my passion and I'm greatly disappointed that I will not be able to continue my tour. I do not want to let down my fans as my loyalty to them has always been of prime importance in my life," she said.

Minnelli has been performing songs from her new album, "Confessions," on the tour. She said she would return to the stage on November 20 in Staten Island, New York with additional concerts on November 22 in the Dominican Republic and a holiday concert in San Francisco on December 5.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Patricia Reaney)

<p>Performer Liza Minnelli arrives for a screening of "Liza's at the Palace" in New York November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>