Australian pop star Kylie Minogue performs at the
Sydney Entertainment Centre November 11, 2006 during her first concert since
being treated for breast cancer. [Reuters]
LONDON - Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, on the comeback trail since
battling breast cancer, cancelled two further shows on Sunday after pulling out
of a concert with a bad cold, her management said.
Kylie, who cut short a live gig on Saturday in Manchester, northern England,
will not perform on Monday or Tuesday.
"After being forced to pull out early from last night's Showgirl Homecoming
performance ... due to a moderately severe respiratory tract infection, doctors
have today insisted that Kylie Minogue 'not perform in the immediate future',"
the star's management said in a statement.
Shows on Thursday and Friday this week are expected to go on as planned and
promoters are hoping to reschedule the cancelled events, added the statement,
posted on the Web site of the Manchester Evening News Arena, the concerts'
Ticket holders were advised to keep their tickets, which would be valid for
Minogue walked off stage half way through the second of six scheduled
concerts at the arena, disappointing fans.
Her spokesman denied her illness was linked to her breast cancer treatment.
Other members of her band had been suffering 'flu, the spokesman said.
Minogue, 38, launched the British leg of her Showgirl Homecoming Tour on New
Year's Eve following her recovery from breast cancer treatment. She has already
played seven dates at London's Wembley Arena.
Minogue, a former soap opera actress turned pop princess, was forced to
postpone her original Showgirl world tour after her cancer diagnosis in May
She had surgery and chemotherapy treatment, returning to the stage in
November last year.