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As you likely have heard, newlyweds Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together, which was announced weeks after their recent marriage. Kelly has revealed in recent interviews, as well as through social media, that the pregnancy has not been easy on her body thus far, and that she has been experiencing her fair share of related sickness.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Kelly apologized to her fans for being “incredibly ill” and hoped that she would be feeling back to normal soon. Kelly tweeted “I’m so sorry 2 all my fans overseas 4 not doing promo 4 my Xmas album. I have been incredibly ill w/pregnancy. Hopefully it gets better soon.”
In other medical news in Nashville … Singer-songwriter, Chris Young, returned home to Nashville this past weekend after being admitted last week to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver for a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg. Chris was en route to a tour date in Montana on Tuesday, August 13th when he began to go into septic shock and was taken by ambulance to the Denver, Colorado hospital. An emergency surgery was performed where doctors removed the infection from Chris’s leg.
Chris is now home under his physician’s care and expected to make a full recovery. As expected, his mobility is currently impacted by the surgery and his doctor has advised he wait a full week post-surgery to resume touring. Chris will return to the road starting with Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Thursday, August 22 in Mountain View, California. His show in Redding, California will be rescheduled to September 8.
We’re wishing a speedy recovery to the mega-talented, Chris Young, who is currently hospitalized in Denver with a leg infection. He is listed in stable condition, but has been forced to cancel all show through August 17.
Tonight’s headlining show in Kalispell, MT has been cancelled as well as his performances on Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Aug. 15 in Penticton, BC, Aug. 16 in Mission, BC and Aug. 17 in Brownsville, OR.He is expected to return to the stage on August 21 in Redding, CA.
“I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didn’t even know I was sick,” said Chris. “One minute I was fine then suddenly I’m being rushed to the hospital,” he continued. “I look forward to being up and around and back on the road.”
Get well soon, Chris!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Little Jimmy Dickens. who is practically synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry. The 92-year-old Opry icon has been noticeably M.I.A. from the Opry stage for most of 2013 will begin short-term radiation treatment next week to treat a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
“I can’t begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way,” Dickens said. “My family and I appreciate the support, and I can’t wait to return home to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon.”
The Valory Music Co’s rising star in Thomas Rhett has been forced to cancel two upcoming shows this weekend. The “Something To Do With My Hands” singer was advised to do so by his doctor following a diagnosis of both mononucleosis and tonsillitis. He was to be the special guest on Toby Keith‘s Live In Overdrive tour stops on Friday, August 24th in Atlanta, Georgia, and Saturday August 25th in Charlotte, North Carolina. He joins label mate Brantley Gilbert on the tour. Toby and Brantley’s shows will still go on as scheduled.
Thomas feels bad for having to cancel the two dates and wrote a message for his fans who were hoping to see him this weekend at both dates:
“I was really looking forward to Atlanta and Charlotte with Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert this weekend. Cannot wait to get back and see the fans.”
Tickets are still available for the shows this weekend by visiting ticketmaster.com. Us here at Keepin’ it Country wish Thomas a speedy recovery and hope to see him back out on the road again soon!
Curb Nashville artist LeAnn Rimes was forced to cancel shows in Ohio and Indiana last week due to an emergency surgery she underwent yesterday. She’s now at home after an extensive root canal procedure for pain relief that had started earlier this month. She will need a second surgery on Monday, but it’s expected to only be a minor surgery. Yesterday’s root canal was the second surgery LeAnn has had this year; she had a procedure done for pain relief back in February.
While she isn’t performing while she’s recovering she is still hard at work. LeAnn is working on the cover art for her brand new upcoming album “Spitfire,” which is her last contractually obligated album on Curb Records. She was signed to Curb when she was 11 years old. There’s no release date yet for her album which is expected out later this year.
Texan Miranda Lambert is apologizing to fans today after being forced to postpone more shows due to an illness. She released a statement for her fans explaining that her doctor has ordered her to continue to rest her vocals, which she had overextended while on tour. All tickets will be honored at the new October dates for this weekend’s shows.
“I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans that have already bought tickets to see me,” said Miranda. “I’m taking care of my voice and I can’t wait to get on the road again and bring you a hell of a show.”
“ON FIRE” tour dates rescheduled are her Orange Beach, AL for October 4th, Atlanta, GA for October 5th, and Pelham, AL for October 6th. We hope Miranda feels better soon and can get back out on the road – she puts on an amazing live show.
Country music legend George Jones was released from hospital, his publicist shares. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was admitted into a Nashville-area hospital last week for tests while battling an upper respiratory illness. He is currently resting at home and recovering from his battle with the illness. He noticed the support of his fans and wanted to thank them for their well wishes:
“I can’t thank my friends and fans enough for all their support. Nancy has got me a new team of doctors to help me get through this, and it seems to be working. I look forward to seeing everyone soon.”
George, who was forced to postpone shows on doctor’s orders, will reschedule those affected tour dates as soon as he can. Us here at Keepin’ it Country hope that George recovers and is back on his feet shortly!
Country music great George Jones was admitted into a Nashville-area hospital late yesterday afternoon. George has been battling an upper respiratory infection for a while, and he is undergoing testing and evaluation for the illness. While no other information is available at this time, in a post to his official website, his team will try to reschedule George’s tour dates through to June where possible.
We send our best wishes out to George for a speedy recovery!