Jazz singer Natalie Cole’s South Korean tour slated for Wednesday and Thursday was cancelled, concert organizers announced Monday.
“We received word from Natalie Cole’s agency of the shows’ cancellation,’’ said Music Space. “We are currently refunding booked tickets and are planning to discuss with Cole’s agency to reschedule her tour here.’’
The 59-year-old was supposed to perform Wednesday at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Seoul, and Thursday at Goyang Aram Nuri Art Complex, Gyeonggi Province.
Ever since debuting in 1975, Cole has been loved for her colorful and prolific musicality stretching diverse genres including R&B, jazz and soul. In 1991, the multiple-Grammy Award-winning artist created a stir by reinterpreting “Unforgettable,’’ which was originally sung by her father, the late legend Nat King Cole.
She is also known to have been diagnosed with kidney failure. After she announced the news to Larry King on CNN in April, fans have shown support for her recovery. (Korea Times)
Here’s an April 28, 2009 news item about Natalie Cole battling hepatitis C
London, (ANI): Natalie Cole is terrified that she may not have enough time on her hands to undergo a life-saving kidney transplant. The 59-year-old singer has been suffering from kidney failure caused by the chronic liver disease Hepatitis C.
The eight-time Grammy Award-winner contracted the condition from her drug addiction during the 80s and is being treated since September last year. Natalie Cole has been put on a waiting list for a replacement organ but she fears the transplant may never come and has now left her fate to the Almighty.
“At the moment, where it’s coming from, heaven only knows,” the Daily Star quoted her as telling Los Angeles Confidential magazine.