Aguilera Axes NZ Shows

After canceling her last two Australian shows in Melbourne, flu-stricken (and four-month pregnant) Christina Aguilera hoped to do the two final dates on her "Back To Basics" world tour in New Zealand.

But the two shows at Auckland’s Vector Arena were canceled – the first only two hours before showtime.

"She just couldn’t get out of bed," promoter Brent Eccles explained.

Dancers were rehearsing onstage and fans who traveled from other cities were at the gates when news came through. About 18,000 tickets were sold in NZ.