When Shania Twain Says “Please Read”

Fans Beg Star to Reschedule Canceled Show

There must be something in the water. Or maybe the microphones. But it seems like more and more country stars are being forced to cancel concerts, per their doctors orders.

So when Shania Twain posted on Twitter on Tuesday (Oct. 6), “Please read,” I had a gut feeling it wasn’t good news.

Her Facebook page told the rest of the story.

“Shania Twain’s Rock This Country tour dates at the Verizon Wireless Arena on October 6th in Manchester, NH and the Times Union Center on October 7th in Albany, NY have been cancelled due to illness. Shania Twain’s doctors have advised her to rest for several days after she was diagnosed with a respiratory infection,” it said.

But that was just the bad news. Then there was even worse news.

“The concert dates are unable to be rescheduled due to Shania Twain’s current touring schedule,” the Facebook post continued. “All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Shania Twain apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause her fans and greatly appreciates their understanding.”

Twain has some very loyal fans, and I am sure they all wish her a speedy recovery. But they seem a little less understanding about the lack of a new date. One fan said it best when she wrote, “That don’t impress me much.”

Twain’s tour resumes on Friday in Quebec City.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.