'Doctor's orders': Chris Stapleton postpones Nashville concerts to continue vocal rest

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Chris Stapleton, one of modern country music's most celebrated singers, has postponed two big concerts in Nashville this week as he continues to recover from laryngitis.

The singer postponed his two shows at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which were set to take place Friday and Saturday. They've been moved to Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11.

Stapleton took to Instagram Wednesday to let fans know that tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates, and those who are unable to attend should "contact your point of purchase."

"I want to thank you for all your well wishes and kind words you have shared over the last few days," Stapleton wrote to fans on Instagram. "I had hoped to have some good news to share with you all after this quiet time, but unfortunately, the progress I've made is not enough."

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Chris Stapleton has postponed two big concerts in Nashville this week as he continues to recover from laryngitis.
Chris Stapleton has postponed two big concerts in Nashville this week as he continues to recover from laryngitis.

"On doctor's orders, I will need to continue my vocal rest through the weekend in order to fully heal. I am so sorry that so many of you have been inconvenienced and I'm truly thankful for your patience and understanding."

Stapleton continued: "Nothing is more personal to me than the experience of music. I'm eternally grateful for the privilege of sharing in that journey with all of you night after night. Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you all very soon."

Last Saturday, the "Starting Over" singer postponed a concert in Sioux Falls due to laryngitis. He was among the honorees on last week's "CMT Artists of the Year" special but didn't perform on the show.

Last May, Stapleton rescheduled his "All-American Road Show" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We've made this decision with the health and safety of our fans, touring family and the communities we travel through as our No. 1 priority," Stapleton said in a statement posted on Twitter at the time. "We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate these unusual times."

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Contributing: Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean

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