The concerts, which were scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, will be made up in February and March, this according to a statement on his website.
The next scheduled show for the 69 year-old Manilow is slated for next Tuesday.
Earlier in the week Manilow was forced to cancel two preview shows due to his illness. The singer posted on his website that he would be ready "come hell or high water."
In his most recent statement he wrote:
“On doctors’ orders, MANILOW ON BROADWAY has been forced to reschedule tonight’s opening night along with the remainder of this weekend’s performances. MANILOW ON BROADWAY will resume performances on Tuesday, January 29. It turns out the only thing worse than hell and high water is bronchitis. Barry is deeply sorry to disappoint his fans and is doing everything he can to ensure a speedy recovery.”
Manilow is no stranger to cancellations and reschedules when in 1982 he was bedridden in a Paris hotel with bronchial pneumonia, and was forced to cancel nine European concerts. In 1997 he was diagnosed with bronchitis just before postponing five shows in Texas. Other reasons for cancellations in the past have run the gambit from emergency oral surgery to hip surgery.
On Wednesday of this week, Manilow appeared on the television show "Katie," in support of his Broadway show, where he sang a medley of songs for Katie Couric.
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