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Jordin Sparks hurts her throat and cancels opening Alicia Keys dates

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Idol vet will recover

"American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks injured her throat and had to withdraw from her supporting position on the Alicia Keys tour.

Idol vet will recoverThe wildly successful Alicia Keys tour had an opening act in the most recent "American Idol" winner when the country is amidst its latest annual "American Idol" craze.

Jordin Sparks suffered an acute vocal hemorrhage and thus far has had to cancel three performances with Keys. The Earth Day gig was especially close to Sparks' heart and was a hard show to miss.

It is unclear exactly how many performances Sparks will miss, but she is expected to rejoin the Keys tour sometime in May.

Sparks was on the recent "Idol Gives Back" broadcast showcasing her hit single, "No Air," with Chris Brown. The song is currently at number three on Billboard's Hot 100 and is also propelling her album sales. Her first single, the unbelievably catchy "Tattoo" was a smash. Sparks broke the recent trend of "American Idol" winners not securing a hit single.

With the Alicia Keys tour and that singer's proliferation on the pop culture landscape, once Sparks recovers, her star power will surely continue to rise.

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