NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera, who wraps up her world tour this week, has canceled two shows in Australia because she is ill with the flu.
Doctors confirmed the 26-year-old singer is suffering from a viral upper respiratory tract infection with a high fever and abnormal coughing, said concert promoter The Frontier Touring Company in a statement Monday released through Aguilera's spokeswoman.
Aguilera was put on bed rest for several days, forcing her to miss two shows in Melbourne on Saturday and Monday.
"Unfortunately, I have fallen ill with a bad flu virus," she said in a separate statement. "This is one of the best cities in the world to perform in and I am truly disappointed that I won't be able to share my show with you all."
Several people on her tour have also become ill in Australia, the promoter said.