Mariah Carey's Seasonal Illness Is Ruining All Her Performance Plans
Updated Nov. 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m. PT: Christmas is postponed yet again. Mariah Carey just revealed she still isn't healthy enough to start her Christmas tour and pushed back her starting date once again. Cue all the crying emojis.
In a statement posted to Twitter, she wrote, "I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones; it's certainly nice to remember what we are grateful for! Like most, I'm thankful for my overall health… for which I need a bit more time to get right. Doctors have ordered a few extra days of rest before I can finally fly to New York and take the stage for my Christmas Tour."
She continued, "While this news disappoints me to share, I am grateful to be on the mend and for the support from all of you - it means the world to me! See you from the stage soon darlings!"
The tour is now scheduled to start Dec. 2 in New York City, meaning three more dates have been canceled. That means the tour will only hit New York, Paris, Manchester, London and Las Vegas.
It's disappointing news, but we suppose getting the singer healthy again is well worth it. Get well soon, Mariah!
Can the Christmas season even begin without Mariah Carey? I know that in my house, Christmas season does not start until 12:01 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving when the first rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" blasts through the speakers (often in the car on the way to do some Black Friday shopping). Carey is the queen of Christmas — this is undisputed.
And so, fam, Christmas is in danger this year. Carey just announced via a statement on Twitter that she has a bad upper-respiratory infection that's forcing her to cancel Christmas concerts.
"Lambs! Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I've received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory infection after last week's flu," she wrote. "You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show, but I have to take my doctor's orders and rest until he says I can sing onstage."
She continued, "Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour. I'm going to do all that I can so that I can see you soon!"
That's it. Pack up the tree, the lights, the ornaments and the stockings. Return whatever gifts you've already bought. Christmas is canceled unless Carey can somehow get better by the official first day of Christmas season, which means she has one week to recover. This is going to take a Christmas miracle. We believe in you, Christmas Queen Mariah!