Las Vegas audiences will be disappointed to hear that Grammy/Emmy Award-winning pop star Barry Manilow has been forced to cancel his opening night tonight in Las Vegas.
Just hours before the debut of "Manilow Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home" at the Westgate Las Vegas, the singer fell ill and was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Tonight's opening as well as the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances have been cancelled.
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.
For more information about Manilow's upcoming performances, click here.