EXCLUSIVE: Throat Infection Forces Rod Stewart to Cancel Concerts

Aug. 22 2009, Published 7:58 a.m. ET

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Legendary singer/songwriter Rod Stewart has a nasty throat infection, can reveal exclusively, that has forced him to cancel several U.S. concert dates.

"Rod Stewart has a throat infection and went to the doctor who prescribed antibiotics and 4 days of complete vocal rest. Ignoring the doctor's advice, he attempted to go through his normal warm ups yesterday but it was impossible," Stewart's rep tells us.

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"Particularly frustrating, is that he had to cancel the last show of a 16 date run."

Tulsa, OK residents were disappointed on Thursday when the last minute cancellation came through.

Also cancelled are shows slated for Saturday evening in Burgettstown, Pa. and the final scheduled performance in Virginia Beach, Va. on Sunday, August 22.



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