Alaina put on vocal rest, cancels shows
Thursday, August 2, 2012
– Lauren Alaina was put on vocal rest by her doctor, forcing her to cancel two shows this weekend.
Alaina was slated to open for Sugarland on Friday in Cincinnati and Saturday in Clarkston, Mich.
"I am so sad that I have to miss this weekend's shows in Cincinnati and Detroit with Sugarland," she wrote in a statement. "My doctor is putting me on vocal rest. I'm really sorry to disappoint the fans who were coming to see me and my friends Sugarland who have helped me out on their tour. I will make it up to you and be back soon!"
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