Singer Mariah Carey has cancelled the first few shows of her upcoming "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tour due to upper respiratory tract infection.
The 47 - year - old took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the cancellation, stating that the illness came after she suffered from flu, reports aceshowbiz. com.
Just in time for the holiday gift - giving season.
It seems I've received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory (tract) infection after last week's flu.
Bleak, " Carey wrote.
"You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show, but I have to take my doctor's orders and rest until he says I can sing on stage, " she added.
Carey concluded her post by saying that she would try her best to recover so that she could return to the stage again.
"Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour.
I'm going to do all that I can so that I can see you soon, " she wrote.
The "When you believe" singer was supposed to kick off her annual Christmas tour on Friday in Windsor, Canada.