Barry Manilow has pulled out of a sold-out Las Vegas performance after being hospitalized and diagnosed with a bronchial infection Thursday.
“I can’t believe this is happening,” Manilow, 74, said, according to the singer’s Facebook page. “Our new show is ready, we’re all ready, and we were all looking forward to tonight.”
The “Copacabana” crooner, who was set to perform at West Gate Las Vegas for his “Manilow Las Vegas — The Hits Come Home” show, is expected to recover quickly and be released from the hospital in a few days.
“Manilow is under the care of the best doctors and being closely monitored and supervised,” the statement read.
Ticket holders will be issued full refunds for the show or ticket exchanges for future performances, and are all invited to a free Soundtrack show Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“The entire Westgate family wishes Barry a speedy recovery and we know that he will dazzle audiences when his show resumes on June 21st,” Westgate Resorts’ CEO David Siegel said in the statement.