Kelly Clarkson’s Minnesota State Fair Show Canceled

Eep! Hope Kelly Clarkson is OK. She was set to perform at the Minnesota State Fair last night, but had to cancel at the last minute.


No one will hook up with pop star Kelly Clarkson tonight at the State Fair. Two hours before showtime, the first “American Idol” pulled out of her show because of vocal issues.

“She did her sound check and then saw a medical doctor, ” said fair entertainment director Renee Pearson. “Then her tour manager and I had a discussion. Ultimately, it was her decision.”

Nearly 8, 000 tickets had been sold. They will be refunded, and opening act Eric Hutchinson, known for the hit “Rock and Roll, ” performed a free show for ticket holders.

Because the State Fair grandstand is booked through Labor Day, a makeup date isn’t possible. Said Pearson: “I’d love to have her back next year.” Those discussions will take place at a later date.

Clarkson’s next scheduled concert is Sept. 3 in Allentown, Pa., for the Pennsylvania state fair.

Get well soon, Kelly!

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