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Lionel Richie Postpones Tour With Mariah Carey After Undergoing Knee Procedure

by Jackie Willis 12:35 PM PST, February 24, 2017
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Lionel Richie will be hitting the road a little later than expected

The 67-year-old musician tells ET in a statement that he will be rescheduling his All the Hits tour after having some issues with his knee. “When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body. Unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100% ready to start the tour next month,” Richie says in a statement. “I don’t want to disappoint my fans and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ together again.”

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Meanwhile, a rep for Richie tells ET, "The tour will be postponed until the summer. New dates to be announced soon. All tickets for rescheduled dates will be honored."

This news comes just two days after Richie tweeted his excitement for the tour. "Can't believe we're less than a month away already till my new tour starts!" he wrote. "See you soon... #ALLTHEHITS2017"

The "Endless Love" singer announced in December that Mariah Carey would be his special guest on the 35-show tour, which was scheduled to kick off in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 15, and end in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 27.

Carey's rep confirmed to ET that she will still be part of the tour, despite the rescheduled dates.

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Also this week, it was announced that Beyonce would no longer be headlining the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, due to her pregnancy. "Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," Coachella announced on Facebook.

Here's more on Queen Bey's cancellation:

Reporting by Joseph Siyam and Carly Steel.

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