Tanya Tucker falls ill ahead of sold-out show AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

Tanya Tucker was forced to postpone a concert last minute due to an unforeseen illness.

The country music singer, who just celebrated her 58th birthday, was supposed to perform for a sold-out crowd at the Dakota Sioux Casino in Watertown, South Dakota on Oct. 7.

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However, she fell ill and was immediately rushed to a nearby clinic, where she was later diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Now, the superstar has canceled a string of concerts, according to the Dakota Sioux Casino’s Facebook Page.

Representatives for the venue posted a lengthy message explaining to fans that Tanya had hoped to make a speedy recovery, but couldn’t. An excerpt from the note reads, “Tanya’s manager and the show producer rescheduled a make up date for October 19th as Tanya would be coming through the area back to Nashville on her way back from a Canadian leg of the tour. Sadly, the following day Tanya’s condition got progressively worse. [She] was airlifted back to a Nashville Hospital. All remaining dates including the Canadian dates were cancelled until further notice.”

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This isn’t the first time that the “Delta Dawn” hit-maker has landed in the hospital for a sickness. In fact, back in March of this year, she came down with bronchitis and had to bow out of her planned appearance at the Strawberry Music Festival in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Fans who purchased a ticket to Tanya’s show at the Dakota Sioux Casino are guaranteed a full refund and can call 1-800-758-4717 for more details. Rare Country sends our thoughts and prayers to Tanya at this time.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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