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Barry Manilow, 80, cancels farewell show with hours to go on ‘doctor’s orders’-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

Fans had already arrived at the venue.

Barry Manilow, 80, cancels farewell show with hours to go on ‘doctor’s orders’-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

Barry Manilow was meant to perform last night in London (Picture: David Crotty/Getty Images)

Barry Manilow was forced to cancel his recent concert at the London Palladium on ‘doctor’s orders’.

The show was scheduled to begin at 7:30pm on May 27, but with just hours to go an announcement was made that the 80-year-old singer wouldn’t be able to perform.

‘Unfortunately, under doctor’s orders, we must cancel tonight’s 27th May Barry Manilow concert,’ the statement posted on Barry’s X and Instagram accounts read.

‘Please hold on to your tickets until we can sort out rescheduling tonight’s performance.

‘We are very sorry we have to make this announcement and trust that tomorrow night’s concert will go on as scheduled.’

Hundreds of fans had already arrived at the theatre when the news was announced.

Fans had already arrived (Picture: Bonnie Britain/Cover Images)

The statement was released hours before the performance (Picture: Instagram/@barrymanilowofficial)

Although disappointed with the news, his fans encouraged Barry to take care of himself.

‘Please don’t push yourself. Your health is important to your fans,’ wrote David.

Caroline added: ‘Back from the Palladium. Passionate as you are you must be so disappointed. You know how much I love you and that you mean the world to me so I’m very worried tonight. Your health comes first and we can wait. Take care of yourself, get well soon…sending you all my love.’

‘His health comes first, take care Barry we love you,’ said a supportive fan called Judy.

Fans understood the decision (Picture: Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

The singer is in the middle of a nine-date residency at the venue which he has dubbed ‘The Last, Last UK concerts’ are currently set to finish on June 9.

Speaking about his decision to perform his farewell gigs at the UK location, he said: ‘In 1978, The London Palladium is where I began my love affair with the British public. 

‘These shows will be my last full concerts in Britain and I wanted to end where I began – at the London Palladium.’ 

Barry has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide during his career and holds the title for the longest-running show in Las Vegas. has contacted representatives of Barry Manilow for comment.

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