Al Jarreau Cancels Shows in France

Al Jarreau Cancels Shows in France

Doctors order Al Jarreau to stay in bed as he continues to battle pneumonia.

Published June 4, 2012

Jazz singer Al Jarreau has been forced to cancel a part of his French tour after being diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized a couple weeks ago, reports The Associated Press. According to his reps, doctors have advised Jarreau not to travel while recovering, so he's canceled his June 7, 9 and 10 shows in France but hopes to perform there later in the month.   

As previously reported, Jarreau was forced to cancel a concert in California on May 20 when he first received the diagnosis. At the time, the 72-year-old Grammy-winning artist was scheduled to take the stage at the Centre at Lexus Escondido, but checked into a hospital instead.

Jarreau has won seven Grammys and an additional 12 nominations over a 44-year career. In 2007 he was honored for his performance of "God Bless the Child" with Jill Scott and George Benson.

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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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