Tanya Tucker Hospitalized For Respiratory Infection

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country music icon Tanya Tucker was forced to postpone a handful of dates on her current North American tour after she was hospitalized with an infection.

Tucker became ill with an upper respiratory infection before a date in South Dakota and was treated by local doctors before heading back to Nashville, according to a statement from her publicist. Tucker is now recovering from the ordeal in a Nashville hospital.

“I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets and were looking forward to seeing us on the road. I just feel terrible, but I’ll get even worse if I don’t take care of myself. I love you all,” Tucker said.

Postponed dates

Oct. 07 Watertown, S.D. – Dakota Sioux Casino
Oct. 11 Swift Current, SK Canada – The Living Sky Casino
Oct. 12 Whitecap, SK Canada – Dakota Dunes Casino
Oct. 14 Fort Hall, Idaho – Fort Hall Casino
Oct. 15 Pendleton, Ore. – Wildhorse Resort
Oct. 16 Airway Heights, Wash. – Northern Quest Casino

As of yet, Tucker's team has not released any information about rescheduled dates.