Sick Cher cancels Vegas shows

Cher was forced to pull out of her Las Vegas residency at the weekend after suffering from bronchitis.

The Believe singer, 62, cancelled both Saturday and Sunday's shows at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace - her final dates of the year - due to the asthma-related illness.

Her publicist Liz Rosenberg has blamed the star's ailment on the so-called "Vegas Throat" - a bad sore throat caused by the dry desert climate, coupled with the heavy air conditioning in Sin City's hotels and casinos.

The representative has also dismissed reports Cher is suffering from chronic abdominal problems.

In a statement issued by Caesar's Palace bosses, they assure fans Cher will be back in 2009, saying: "Cher looks forward to her return to The Colosseum early next year with performances to be announced soon."

More in this Section

Soap’s romantic scenes will take imagination, drama boss saysSoap’s romantic scenes will take imagination, drama boss says

Susanna Reid issues apology following ‘fruity language’ on air by guestSusanna Reid issues apology following ‘fruity language’ on air by guest

Jedward join protests over George Floyd death in HollywoodJedward join protests over George Floyd death in Hollywood

Karla Souza: I know what it’s like not to be represented on screenKarla Souza: I know what it’s like not to be represented on screen


Lifestyle

Kim Sheehan is an opera singer from Crosshaven, Co Cork, and is this year’s recipient of the Jane Anne Rothwell Award from Cork Midsummer Festival.A Question of Taste: Cork opera singer, Kim Sheehan

Developed in Ireland by Dublin-based indie gaming house Dreamfeel, If Found follows university graduate Kasio as she returns to Achill, Co Mayo, from the big city.'If Found' is a nice discovery for Irish video-game scene

B-Side the Leeside: Cork's Greatest Records - Giordaí Ua Laoghaire tells Don O’Mahony about the offbeat outfit who created some of the most innovative music on the Irish scene in the 1990sB-Side the Leeside: Ciddy Hall - A quirky slice of creativity

More time indoors is a chance to consider how we buy for our homes without being slaves to fleeting trends, writes Carol O’CallaghanMore time at home offers a chance to consider how we buy for our interiors

More From The Irish Examiner