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Barry Manilow postpones 2 shows to rest vocal cords

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, file photo, Barry Manilow speaks at the 65th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Manilow was to perform Sunday, May 14, at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif, but postponed the concert on doctor's orders because of sprained vocal cords. His Chicago show on Wednesday has also been rescheduled. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barry Manilow has postponed two concerts in Los Angeles and Chicago on doctor’s orders because of sprained vocal cords.

The 73-year-old singer was to perform Sunday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California, and at Allstate Arena outside Chicago on Wednesday.

A message posted Saturday night on his Facebook page said Manilow was ordered to rest, and he is “very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The Chicago show has been rescheduled for July 29 and the Los Angeles show for Aug. 4.

Manilow is touring in support of his new album “This is My Town: Songs of New York.” He last performed Friday in Durant, Oklahoma.

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