Mariah Carey Has Canceled Several Pre-Christmas Shows Because of Poor Health

The singer has been forced to cancel several tour dates while she recovers.

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Mariah Carey has been forced to cancel several of her pre-Christmas concerts, due to her health. In an emotional Twitter post, Carey revealed that her doctors have instructed her to rest, and as a result she won't be able to begin her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour until December 2, when she will be performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

Carey was previously scheduled to perform at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Nov. 27, Nov. 28, and Dec. 1. Instead, her new tour dates will start on Dec. 2 , with additional dates added for fans on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.

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The singer wrote:

Back on Nov. 15, Carey revealed that she was suffering from an "upper respiratory infection" and that she'd have to cancel some of the earlier shows on her All I Want for Christmas Is You tour.

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Clearly, Carey's health comes first, and she's obviously recovering from a serious bout of ill-health, but she'll be back soon to help us all celebrate the holiday season.

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.