*More dates on Whitney Houston’s European tour have been postponed in the wake of her diagnosed respiratory infection.
The Manchester Evening News Arena, where she was to perform on April 8 and 9, announced on its Web site Wednesday that the gigs had been rescheduled for June 16 and 17.
“Whitney is suffering from an upper respiratory infection and after a consultation with her doctors has been advised to postpone her performances,” the arena said in a statement. “Whitney and her band apologize that the shows have had to be rescheduled on such short notice.”
As previously reported, the 46-year-old postponed her scheduled Tuesday concert in Paris, delaying the European leg of a world tour that was poorly received in Asia and Australia.
The AFP cites a s source who says Houston is being treated at The American Hospital in Paris for “chronic rhinopharyngitis (a swelling of the mucus membranes in the nose and pharynx) and an infection whose cause has not been identified.” The private hospital, which treats many prominent individuals, said it could not comment on any patient issues.
According to her Web site, Houston is next set to perform on April 11 in Glasgow, Scotland.