Mariah Carey has canceled the first several dates of her All I Want For Christmas is You Concert Series because of an upper respiratory infection.
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Mariah Carey cancels more Christmas tour dates due to illness

More dates of Mariah Carey’s Christmas shows for the year have been canceled.

Entertainment Tonight reported Nov. 15 that the Queen of Christmas has had to cancel shows in Ontario, California, and Chicago as she has a respiratory infection.

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“Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I've received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory infection after last week’s flu. Bleak!” Carey told her Lambs in a Twitter post. “You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show, but I have to take my doctor’s orders and rest until he says I can sing on stage.”

“Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour. I’m going to do all that I can so that I can see you soon!”

By Nov. 24, Carey had to cancel dates scheduled for Nov. 27, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.

“I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones; it’s certainly nice to remember what we are grateful for! Like most, I'm thankful for my overall health… for which I need a bit more time to get right,” Carey said in a statement Friday. “Doctors have ordered a few extra days of rest before I can finally fly to New York and take the stage for my Christmas Tour. While this news disappoints me to share, I am grateful to be on the mend and for the support from all of you — it means the world to me! See you from the stage soon darlings!”

Carey’s official site now has the tour listed as starting Dec. 2 in New York. Two dates for New York shows were added in October, where she will be performing at Beacon Theatre through Dec. 5.

The All I Want For Christmas is You Concert Series ends Dec. 22 after a string of shows at The Colosseum in Las Vegas.

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