Justin Timberlake Postpones West Coast Gigs Because Of Bruised Vocal Cords

Justin Timberlake
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– Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake dances and sings his way around U.S. Bank Stadium during halftime of Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots in Minneapolis Feb. 4.

Justin Timberlake is being forced to push back four more stops on his “Man Of The Woods” tour, including tonight’s show at Staples Center in Los Angeles, citing bruised vocal cords. 

The injury to his vocal cords has been affecting the singer’s schedule since mid-October, when Timberlake announced on Instagram that he was sorry to announce that he had to postpone his Oct. 24 concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden “on doctor’s orders.” He added, “My vocal cords are severely bruised. … Again I’m so sorry to do this, but excited to see you soon.” 
Here are the latest shows that are postponed: 
Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center 
Nov. 29 – Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena
Dec. 1 – Las Vegas, Nev., T-Mobile Arena
Dec. 3 – Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
New dates have not yet been announced. A statement from promoter Live Nation says that fans should hold onto their tickets pending updated show information and that tickets will be honored at the rescheduled events.   
As previously announced, Timberlake’s Oct. 24 show at The Garden has been rescheduled for Jan. 31, although he did perform a first night there Oct. 22. This change also moved his show at Denver’s Pepsi Center to Jan. 28. 
Performances originally scheduled in November in Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Tacoma, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif., and Anaheim, Calif.; have been rescheduled in February as follows: 
Feb. 7 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 10 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 11 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 18 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 21 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 22 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center *rescheduled date*  
Feb. 24 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden1 Center *rescheduled date*
Timberlake last took the stage Oct. 22 at MSG. A review of the performance by Markos Papadatos for Digital Journal praised his “crisp vocals” during a rendition of his hit single “Rock Your Body.” 
“Overall, Justin Timberlake rocked the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena’ with his high-octane ‘Man of the Woods’ Tour,” Papadatos wrote. “He was able to showcase his wide range as a contemporary recording artist. This pop superstar is worth seeing in concert whenever he performs in town. One will not be disappointed.” 
Timberlake has grossed an average of nearly $2.6 million per show with an average of 20,226 tickets per market in 2018, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s BoxOffice. Of the 59 reports submitted, every single show has sold out. 
His next concert is scheduled Dec. 5 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.