Madonna cancels Saturday show in Dallas

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Madonna performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as she tours in support of her album, 'MDNA' October 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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by WALT ZWIRKO

WFAA

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 20 at 6:21 PM

Pop diva Madonna has called off her scheduled show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday night.

According to a statement from tour promoter Live Nation on the singer's official website, Madonna is suffering from "severe laryngitis" and has been placed on "complete vocal rest."

While the October 20 performance is canceled, Live Nation said Madonna will appear for the Sunday night show at the AAC. Anyone with tickets for Saturday's event can obtain a refund at the point of purchase. Tickets bought online will be refunded directly.

"Madonna regrets any inconvenience to her fans," the statement said, adding that a "very limited number" of tickets remain for Sunday's show.

The singer's last appearance was Thursday night in Denver, where some fans said they were upset over the use of a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman during the performance.

The community is still raw from a mass shooting at a local theater and a violent summer that includes the unsolved slaying of a 10-year-old girl.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

E-mail wzwirko@wfaa.com

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