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Madonna Madame X tour: Star cancels first London show

Madonna Madame X tour: Star cancels first London show

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Madonna has said she is "deeply sorry" for cancelling the first London show of her Madame X world tour.The star had been due to begin a run of 15 dates at the London Palladium from this Monday.In a statement, the singer said she had been "plagued" by injuries since the beginning of the tour and was told by doctors to "rest for a few days".She added that refunds would be given to those who had bought tickets for Monday's performance.Madonna's Wednesday show will still take place as scheduled."I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday 27 January in London," she said. "Under doctors' guidance I have been told to rest for a few days. "As you all know I have injuries that have plagued me since the beginning of the tour but I must ...
Madonna cancels first London Madame X tour show to ‘put health first’

Madonna cancels first London Madame X tour show to ‘put health first’

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Madonna has pulled out of the first London show of her Madame X tour, sparking calls for the pop star to cancel the entire run.The 61-year-old was due to perform the first of 15 shows on Monday at the London Palladium but said she "must always listen to my body and put my health first". In an Instagram post, the Material Girl singer wrote: "I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday January 27th in London."Under doctors guidance I have been told to rest for a few days."As you all know, I have injuries that have plagued me since the beginning of the tour but I must always listen to my body and put my health first." Advertisement She added: "The last thing I want to do is disappoi...
John Barrowman cancels some British Christmas tour shows after ‘severe neck injury’

John Barrowman cancels some British Christmas tour shows after ‘severe neck injury’

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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- British-American singer and performer John Barrowman canceled some of his British Christmas tour shows Saturday due to a "severe neck injury." Barrowman, 52, who has starred in the British-science fiction television shows Doctor Who and Torchwood, announced on Instagram he would not be able to make at least the first two dates of his eight-date "Fabulous Christmas Tour." The tour was scheduled to start at the Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday. The shows have been designed to celebrate the Christmas season, along with Barrowman's 30 years performing on stage and screen, and coincide with the release of his new Christmas album of the same name. "I'm devastated to have to tell you that due to a severe neck injury, which has made it impossible to sing and move, I've been rushed...
Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

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Chile has pulled out of hosting two major international summits, including a UN climate change conference, as anti-government protests continue.President Sebastián Piñera said the decision had caused him "pain" but his government needed "to prioritise re-establishing public order".The COP25 climate summit was scheduled for 2 to 13 December, while the Apec trade forum was next month.The UN said it was now looking at alternative venues.World leaders were to gather at this year's Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss the implementation of the Paris Accord - a landmark international climate agreement, first signed at COP21 in December 2015.This is the first time a country has pulled out of hosting the conference at such short no
Naomi Wolf: US publisher cancels book release after accuracy concerns

Naomi Wolf: US publisher cancels book release after accuracy concerns

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The US publisher of a new book by Naomi Wolf has cancelled its release after accuracy concerns were raised.Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love details the persecution of homosexuality in Victorian Britain. But during a BBC radio interview in May, it came to light that the author had misunderstood key 19th Century English legal terms within the book.Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said their parting was "amicable".Following the BBC radio interview, Wolf admitted there were "misinterpretations" in her book.Her UK publisher, Virago, had already published the book by the time the interview was broadcast, but said it would make "necessary corrections" to future reprints.However, US publisher Houghton Mifflin ...