Kelly Clarkson cancels six tour dates due to vocal problems

Clarkson is touring her latest album 'Piece by Piece', and taking a break on "doctor's orders"

Kelly Clarkson has pulled out of six dates of her current ‘Piece by Piece’ tour, due to difficulties with her voice.

Clarkson is in the middle of her American tour, and has pulled out of two dates in Virginia, two in Florida, one in North Carolina and one in New Jersey.

The singer has taken to Twitter to apologise for the postponements, saying “So bummed that I need to cancel some of my tour dates. This kills me, but doctors are saying I need to rest my voice. I can’t wait to get healthy and see y’all on the road soon. I hate cancelling, and I am truly sorry to my fans that have been excited to see this show. Please know that I never cancel anything unless it’s absolutely necessary.”

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Earlier this year, Clarkson had to deny plagiarism after similarities between her single ‘Heartbeat Song’ and Jimmy Eat World’s ‘The Middle’ became apparent. She told Rolling Stone:

“I didn’t write the song, I just sang it. But I didn’t catch that. Nobody behind the scenes did. What’s funny is that I was a huge fan of that Jimmy Eat World album! We actually thought our song sounded like The Postal Service – that was our big concern. I thought it was really cool of Jimmy Eat World to say, “Hey, no harm, no foul.” There are only so many chords.”

She recently appeared on Jimmy Kimel Live, recreating weird Tinder profiles in musical form.

The next unaffected gig Clarkson is due to play takes place in Canada on October 1. She will then complete an extensive Canadian tour before heading for the UK in November. Her planned UK dates are as follows:

SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow (November 12)
Genting Arena, Birmingham (November 14)
First Direct Arena, Leeds (November 16)
Manchester Arena, Manchester (November 18)
Wembley Arena, London (November 20)

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