Whitney Houston cancels Paris concert over illness

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Apr 07 2010 07:17 AM | Updated as of Apr 07 2010 03:17 PM

PARIS – Pop singer Whitney Houston has cancelled the Paris concert she was due to give Tuesday because of illness, the concert's organizers said.

Houston was suffering from a respiratory infection and a new date would be announced later in the day, said the statement.

The Paris concert, at the Paris-Bercy arena, was to have been the first date in a European tour.

But the next concert in the tour, in Manchester, England on Thursday, was still set to go ahead, said organizers.