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Justin Timberlake Reschedules NYC Show Citing ‘Severely Bruised’ Vocal Cords

“I’m gonna make this up to you and the new show will be on my birthday,” singer says

Justin Timberlake performs at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 2 held at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2, Las Vegas, USA - 22 Sep 2018

Justin Timberlake has postponed his Madison Square Garden show due to 'severely bruised' vocal cords.

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UPDATE:Justin Timberlake has announced he is postponing the remainder of his 2018 tour dates due to bruised vocal cords, per doctors orders. “My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal yet,” he wrote on Instagram, adding that his doctors have advised him to rest his voice and “hold off on singing until next month.” Rescheduled dates have not yet been announced.


Justin Timberlake was slated to perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Wednesday as part of his continuing Man of the Woods Tour, but he nixed his concert hours before it was to take place on the advice of his doctor.

“Hey guys, I’m sorry to announce I have to postpone the show at MSG tonight on doctor’s orders. My vocal cords are severely bruised,” the singer revealed on Instagram. “I’m gonna make this up to you and the new show will be on my birthday.”

The rescheduled date takes place on January 31st, when Timberlake turns 38. “More info to come,” he added. “Again, I’m so sorry to do this, but excited to see you soon. Love, J.”

Following the release of his fifth album Man of the Woods in February, Timberlake embarked on a North American tour in support of the LP in March. The second leg of the tour began last month, with dates currently extending into January. In July, he unveiled surprise song “SoulMate.”

Beyond music, Timberlake will release his first book, Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, on October 30th via HarperCollins. The tome, which will include “anecdotes, reflections and observations on his life and work,” will also feature career-spanning candid photos from his personal archive.

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