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Turner cancels UK shows

By | Published on Wednesday 11 March 2009

Tina Turner has been forced to cancel shows in London and Sheffield this week after being advised by doctors to rest for six days. The singer, who is now 69 and in the UK for the first time since 2000 when she staged her ‘retirement tour’, is suffering from ‘respiratory flu’.

A statement released on the star’s behalf read “Tina always wants to give one hundred percent and has been overwhelmed by the reaction from her UK fans at the gigs last week. She regrets this decision to postpone and the inconvenience to all those fans with tickets, but wants to make sure each concert she does is memorable for everyone”.

Fans have been advised to keep their tickets, as the dates will be rescheduled, whilst refunds will be available to those who can’t make the new dates.