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Diana Krall Cancels Album Release, Tour, Citing Illness

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall has put the kibosh on her planned album release, and tour of the U.S. this fall while she recovers from an illness.

According to Krall, she is battling chronic pneumonia and on doctor's orders, she is unable to travel or engage in any promotional or touring activities for at least another 6 weeks to 2 months.

Diana Krall’s new studio album “Wallflower” was due for North American release on Verve Records on October 21st and the US leg of her “Wallflower World Tour” was to kick off in Phoenix, AZ on November 7th.

In a statement posted on her website, Krall wrote:

“I’m deeply saddened that I will have to postpone the release of my new album ‘Wallflower” and the “Wallflower U.S Fall Tour” until next year. I’ve been battling a case of pneumonia and am under doctor’s orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health.

"Performing is both a privilege and a joy for me. When I go out on stage I want to be able to give it everything. Taking this time to rest and recuperate will allow me to do that. It is frustrating to be so close to the record release and have to delay but I am very proud of this record and want to be able to give you all my very best when we finally present this music to you. Thank you so much for your understanding.”

New tour dates for the “Wallflower World Tour” will be announced in the coming weeks and her new album “Wallflower” is now set for release on February 3, 2015. – Staff Writers