Whitney Houston Postpones Paris Show Due to Respiratory Infection
An upper respiratory infection has caused Whitney Houston to postpone her April 6 Paris, France concert, which was to kick off the European leg of her world tour.
Houston, 46, was reportedly excited to perform at Omnisport Bercy and regretted postponing the show due to her illness.
The upper respiratory tract covers the nasal cavity, the pharynx and the larynx, better known as the “voice box.”
The Paris concert has been rescheduled to June 1 and no other dates have been changed. Her tour is set to resume on April 8 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Whitney is suffering from an upper respiratory infection and after a consultation with her doctors has been advised to postpone her performance,” said a statement from the concert’s organizers. “Whitney and her band apologize that the show has to be rescheduled on such short notice.
Whitney Houston on Comeback Tour
Last August, Houston released I Look to You, her first studio album in 7 years after overcoming a drug addiction. The album sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and marked her comeback to music.
In December, she started the Nothing but Love World Tour in Moscow, Russia, and in January, she rereleased her 1985 self-titled debut album.
Houston’s tour ends on June 10 in Finland and she is scheduled to play shows in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Recent Concerts Panned by Critics
Houston, known for such songs as I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You, reportedly had less than stellar performances in Australia, particularly in Brisbane. According to critics, she was off key, fell short of the high notes and looked exhausted and out of breath, prompting some concert-goers to demand full refunds.
The Grammy award-winning singer issued a statement saying she was in good health and the promoter attributed her poor vocal performance to years of smoking.