Carrie Underwood Cancels Two Appearances Following Illness

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Get well wishes are in order for Carrie Underwood, who canceled two upcoming concerts in the U.K. this week. The “Cry Pretty” singer’s label, UMG Nashville, revealed the news via Facebook on Sept. 5.

“Carrie Underwood has been forced to cancel several upcoming promotional activities in the UK, including appearances at The Long Road Festival and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, due to illness,” the label writes. “She looks forward to resuming promotion for her new album, Cry Pretty, soon.”

Carrie was set to appear as a headliner on Sept. 8 for the Long Road Festival. Aaron Watson will now take the singer’s spot.

“We’ve just heard that Carrie is unable to play this weekend due to illness, and our primary concern is her speedy recovery,” the festival shares on Twitter.

Additionally, Carrie was set to perform as part of the Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park event on Sept. 9. Her next scheduled appearance is a performance Sept. 13 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, one day before her sixth studio album is set to drop.

While the singer has yet to comment on the matter, she did share a sneak peak of her upcoming album with a 47-second teaser that includes snippets of several of the songs off the release.

Last month, Carrie hosted an album listening party at the Parthenon in Nashville. While standing underneath a 40-foot gold sculpture of Athena, Carrie spoke to family, friends and members of the industry about the blood, sweat and tears put into her latest project.

“There are so many people in this room that have just been so amazingly supportive throughout this entire process,” Carrie said through tears. “I just thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t have done this without you. So thank you so much. Enjoy.”

Carrie co-produced her album for the first time with David Garcia. Cry Pretty will be available on Sept. 14.

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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