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Andrews: ‘I won’t be singing in London’

The Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music star doesn’t want British fans expecting her to perform songs like Do-Re-Mi and A Spoonful of Sugar when she performs in London this May (10) – an illness earlier this century cost her her voice, and she fears she’ll never get it back.

Andrews tells WENN the show at the 02 Arena will be similar to one she toured America with last year (09) – which was more a tribute to songwriters Rodgers & Hammerstein, and featured Andrews narrating her way through the songs the duo wrote for her, showing clips from her films.

The actress says, “I am not singing. It just so happens that there was this erroneous announcement that I was having vocal restoration, which coincided with the announcement of the concert, which was really unfortunate.

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“I haven’t had vocal rejuvenation or anything like that. I did five concerts last year. It’s a gorgeous evening of music. I do participate in the five deep base notes that I have. I do sing/speak a lot. I narrate, I tell stories and I host.

“I go right out and say, ‘You all know I have had vocal surgery and I do have about five bass notes left, so I can assure you I can still sing the hell out of Old Man River.”

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