Sick Usher Ordered To Rest By Doctor

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January 14, 2011 | 11:25am EST

R&B star Usher has postponed a further two dates on his European tour after a doctor ordered bed rest to fight off a respiratory illness.
The Yeah! hitmaker pushed back a planned gig at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday after falling ill earlier this week. He returned to the stage for the rescheduled concert on Thursday, but cut the gig short after just a handful of songs.

He subsequently postponed Friday night’s show in Rotterdam, Holland and now he’s pulled two more upcoming performances – Saturday’s gig in Oberhausen, Germany and Sunday’s date in Antwerp, Belgium in a bid to regain his health.

Usher’s representative tells WENN, “Usher is suffering from an upper respiratory illness which is currently preventing him from performing a proper show. After consultation with doctors, he has been advised to reschedule the upcoming dates in order to get the rest he needs to ensure a complete recovery.”

The star has apologized to fans over the concert problems, and has vowed to recover as soon as possible to give them “the show they deserve”.

He says, “I have been very excited about my European Tour and I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I have caused my fans. My fans are the best in the world and I am looking forward to getting better so that I can give them the show they deserve.”

The Rotterdam show has been pushed back until 1 March, while the Antwerp gig will now take place on 7 March. Rescheduled dates for the halted Berlin concert and the Oberhausen show have not yet been confirmed.

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