“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. Bleak!” Carey told her Lambs in a Twitter post. “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 on stage.”
“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!”
By Nov. 24, Carey had to cancel dates scheduled for Nov. 27, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.
“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,” Carey said in a statement Friday. “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. 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!”