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Beyonce Cancels Belgium Show on Doctors' Orders

Pop star is recovering from exhaustion and dehydration

May 14, 2013 11:40 AM ET
Beyonce Knowles
Beyoncé
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Beyoncé has canceled her concert in Belgium tonight due to dehydration and exhaustion, The Associated Press reports.

According to a note from her publicist, doctors advised Beyoncé to rest instead of performing at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, and she is still waiting on their word before making a decision about her gig on Wednesday at the same venue. Tonight's show will be rescheduled and tickets for tonight's show will be honored then.

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Beyoncé is currently in the middle of her Mrs. Carter world tour, which kicked off last month in Belgrade, Serbia, and is set to touch down in the U.S. on June 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The pop superstar has recently released and previewed a handful of new material – such as "Standing on the Sun," "Grown Woman" and "Bow Down/I Been On" – though none has been confirmed for her long-awaited, still untitled new album (which also has yet to be given a release date). For the follow-up to 2011's 4, Bey reportedly collaborated with Justin Timberlake, The-Dream, Timbaland and Pharrell.

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