Kenny Chesney Responds To Sugarland Cancellations
July 22, 2009 at 1:38 PM (PT)
MERCURY/NASHVILLE duo SUGARLAND was forced to cancel three shows recently on KENNY CHENSEY's SUN CITY CARNIVAL TOUR due to lead singer JENNIFER NETTLES vocal difficulties. Due to some resutling fan reaction on various websites, CHESNEY released the following statement:
"It was really sad to see the way some people reacted to JENNIFER needing to cancel her appearance in SAN FRANCISCO last weekend -- and it seems to me we should all be concerned about her long-term vocal health more than any single show that she may not be able to do. Naturally I'm disappointed she's not out here with us -- cause she is a friend as well as an act I know the fans enjoy -- but I think it's more important that she have the time to heal properly, rather than forcing herself to try and rush back onstage. I know she'll be back before the summer, and can't wait to have her back out there. But it's about doing the right thing, and we should all be supporting her in that."
No word has been given on when NETTLES will return to the stage. LADY ANTEBELLUM, MIRANDA LAMBERT and CHESNEY will extend their sets for the show in SALT LAKE CITY on JULY 23rd.