American Idol’s Gabby Barrett Felled by Mystery Illness

Gabby Barrett
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Country singer Gabby Barrett cancelled a weekend full of councerts due to illness. On Instagram stories, the American Idol 2018 alum wrote, “I’m sad to announce that I have to cancel this weekend of dates due to illness.”

She added, “I hate this part of it, but at the same time it’s best to let my voice and body recover rather than pushing through this time. I always strive to give my fans the best show possible when I step on stage and am looking forward to being back soon. Love y’all.”

The singer didn’t specify the illness, or when she’d be returning to the road.

However, while she cancelled a date at the PD Pavilion at the Mann in Philadelphia, PA on July 8 and the CMAC Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua NY on July 9, her concert schedule doesn’t pick up again until the Jay County Fair on July 14 in Portland, Indiana. The week-long gap gives her plenty of time to recover. Check out her tour dates HERE.

“Glory Days” music video features Gabby’s family

Most recently Gabby released the music video for her latest single “Glory Days” which features her husband and fellow American Idol alum, Cade Foehner and their two young children, Baylah May and Augustine Boone.

“’Glory Days’ is about cherishing every moment with the people you love,” the American Idol season 16 alum wrote to fans in an email message. “This video is so special to me and I’m excited to be sharing it with y’all TODAY!”

Gabby is out on tour this summer, including a headlining show at PNC Park

Currently on tour, the Pennsylvania native will return home to headline a postgame concert for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on August 11. The show is included in all game tickets for the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game that night. Tickets are available now at Click this link for more tour info.

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