On the eve of his return to the Las Vegas Strip, pop superstar Barry Manilow fell ill Wednesday night and was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia.
And so, “Manilow Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home” has cancelled its opening tonight, as well as the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances at the Westgate Las Vegas.
Here’s the full announcement:
On the eve of a sold-out opening weekend at Westgate Las Vegas, singer Barry Manilow has hospitalized and diagnosed with a bronchial infection.
“I can’t believe this is happening,” Manilow said. “Our new show is ready, we’re all ready, and we were all looking forward to tonight.”
Manilow is under the care of the best doctors and being closely monitored and supervised. He is expected to be released in a few days and make a speedy recovery.
“The entire Westgate family wishes Barry a speedy recovery and we know that he will dazzle audiences when. His show resumes on June 21st,” said David Siegel, Westgate Resorts’ Founder & CEO.
Full refunds for show tickets or ticket exchanges for future dates will be issued and all Manilow ticket holders can bring their tickets to attend a free Soundtrack show tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday.
“Manilow Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home” will resume its regular schedule on June 21 – 22 – 23.
Manilow’s opening performances this weekend were specifically planned to coincide with his 75th birthday, which is Sunday.
As mentioned in the announcement, Las Vegas headliners Clint Holmes and Earl Turner will perform their co-headlining “Soundtrack” show at International Theater at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday.
For more information about Manilow’s upcoming performances, click here.