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Barry Manilow postpones gigs after spraining vocal chords

Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone two concerts after spraining his vocal chords.
The 73-year-old Copacabana hitmaker was expected to perform at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday (14May17) and the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois (17May17) on Wednesday, but is now recovering after damaging his iconic voice.
According to an announcement posted to his official Facebook page on Saturday (13May17), the dates will be rescheduled.
“We regret to inform you that Barry Manilow’s two concerts scheduled for this week in Los Angeles and Chicago are currently being rescheduled. Barry is on doctors orders to rest due to sprained vocal chords. We are all very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,” the statement read.
“Tickets issued for the original dates will be honoured at the rescheduled dates. Patrons holding tickets for the original dates are encouraged to use them for the new date; no exchange is necessary. Please contact the point-of-purchase for more information,” it continued.
“Again, we’re terribly sorry for any inconvenience, but we look forward to seeing you very soon!”
Manilow was recently honoured with the Icon Award at the BMI Pop Awards, and seemed in good health when talking about being given the prestigious award.
“I can’t consider myself an icon,” he told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday (09May17). “I’m just very proud that BMI chose me this year because this award is all about song writing and that’s what means the most to me in my career.”
The Many hitmaker also opened up about how his fans had reacted to his revelation he had married his partner and manager of 39 years, Garry Kief, back in 2014.
“The more I thought about it, the more I realised that’s what I expected from these people. They’ve been supportive of me from the very beginning. All they care about is that I’m happy!” Manilow said. “And when that came out, I expected them to react like that. I am so proud that they did.”

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