Singer Tanya Tucker in hospital for respiratory infection

The Associated Press
Associated Press
FILE - In a Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, Tanya Tucker poses for a photo at the 10th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville, Tenn. Tucker is in a Nashville hospital recovering from a respiratory infection that has forced her to postpone six upcoming concerts. Concerts scheduled for South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, Washington state and Saskatchewan in Canada were scrubbed.(Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country singer Tanya Tucker is in a Nashville hospital recovering from a respiratory infection that has forced her to postpone six upcoming concerts.

The 58-year-old entertainer became ill before a concert date in South Dakota and was treated by local doctors before heading back to Nashville. Upcoming concerts scheduled for South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, Washington state and Saskatchewan in Canada were scrubbed.

In a written statement, Tucker apologized to fans who bought tickets. She added, "I just feel terrible, but I'll get even worse if I don't take care of myself. I love you all."

Tucker is known for such hits as "Delta Dawn," ''Soon" and "Strong Enough to Bend."

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