Tony Bennett has been forced to cancel an upcoming concert due to illness, with Associated Press reporting the legendary crooner has been sidelined with what his rep describes as “a mild flu virus.”
According to AP, Bennett was scheduled to perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Pennsylvania on Saturday, with the venue announcing on Friday that the show would be postponed until a later date.
“Tony Bennett’s performance at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, May 13th has been postponed as the 19-time Grammy Award winner has a mild flu virus and has been advised not to travel or perform for the next few days,” reads a statement on the venue’s website.
“On behalf of Tony Bennett, we want to express his appreciation to all his fans in the area who purchased tickets for the concert and he sends his regrets that he will not be able to perform for them on Saturday,” the statement continues. “All tickets purchased will be honoured for the rescheduled TBD date.”
As AP reports, Bennett’s publicist, Sylvia Weiner, says there isn’t a rescheduled date yet but adds that Bennett “looks forward to continuing his performance schedule very soon.”
Known for such iconic standards as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”, Bennett was discovered by a whole new generation of fans when he toured alongside Lady Gaga back in 2015.