Taylor Swift appears to be the latest music performer to be overwhelmed by aggressive and extensive touring both to keep fans happy and the cash register ringing up record sales.
Swift was forced to announce that she is canceling the next three shows on her Speak Now World Tour, this weekend.
Her doctor reportedlyl advised her to cancel her upcoming performances to rest and recover from a case of bronchitis, which is often contracted after a person becomes extremely run down and their immune system falters.
“It breaks my heart to miss out on this weekend’s shows with my friends in Charlotte and Atlanta,” Swift said in a statement.
“I would never cancel if I thought I was physically able to perform these shows. I am so sorry to the fans, but I look forward to seeing you when we come back through your towns, which we will do.”
Swift is expected to resume her performance schedule July 14 in Montreal, Canada.
The country music sensation is only the latest performer forced to postpone tour dates because of exhaustion related illnesses.
Lady Gaga was forced to cancel four concerts after she collapsed on stage and was later diagnosed to be suffering from dehydration and exhaustion.
Justin Bieber also canceled shows, touching of speculation that he was seriously ill, which later proved unfounded.
Demi Lovato had a complete breakdown while on tour with the Jonas Brothers in South American and was forced to spend time in rehab.
Last week, Swift canceled a July 2 show in Louisville, Ky. It was the first time in her career that illness forced her to the sidelines.
The show has been moved to October 11. The Friday Charlotte stop has been rescheduled for Nov. 16, while her weekend Atlanta shows will be moved to Oct. 1 & 2.