Changes: Meghan Trainor, Aretha Franklin

Illness and a hemorrhage on her vocal cord has forced Meghan Trainor to cancel her current tour … The distance between Detroit and the West Coast turns out to be exhausting for Aretha Franklin and results in the Queen Of Soul canceling this week’s gig in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.

A summer tour just wasn’t in the stars for Meghan Trainor.  Just a few weeks ago a hemorrhage on her vocal cords forced the “All About That Bass” singer to postpone a few July shows for September.  Now she’s calling the entire outing off.

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Trainor posted the bad news on Instagram today, saying she has bronchitis in addition to another hemorrhaged vocal cord.

“To all my fans – I was being careful and taking precautions, but I have hemorrhaged my vocal cord again.  I got bronchitis & have been coughing a lot & that pushed it over the edge.  Sadly, I will need to cancel the remainder of my tour and get surgery to finally fix this once and for all.  I am devastated, scared, and so sorry.  I LOVE touring and seeing your beautiful faces every night.  I am determined to do what it takes to get better and come back around stronger than ever.  I love you, and thank you for all of your understanding, love and support.”

The singer also an apology directed to her support acts Charlie Puth and Life Of Dillon, saying they “put on great shows every night” and that she “will be forever grateful” for their involvement.

Evidently Trainor’s latest voice problems are a very recent development.  The singer returned to her Massachusetts home state for a show at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Aug. 6.  Boston Herald reviewer Bill Brotherton described her voice as “strong and good as new.”

Trainor’s next gig was supposed to be tonight at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.  That show, along with the rest of the tour, is kaput. Ticket holders should check with local venues regarding refunds.

You can forget about seeing Aretha Franklin at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace Friday night. 

Blame it on the distance from her Detroit home to the West Coast.  Hardly a fan of air travel, Franklin’s canceled Aug. 14 Vegas concert is being blamed on exhaustion after the 2,100-mile road trip on board her tour bus.

Of course, the trip wasn’t just for her show in Vegas.  During the past 10 days she played to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Oakland.

“I thank all of my fans, friends and supporters who bought tickets and hope to see you all soon,” Franklin said in her press statement.

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Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric, Baltimore, Md.

Fans who used credit cards to purchase tickets will receive a credit.  Cash purchases will be refunded at points of purchase.