Cher was forced to postpone a dozen concerts earlier this month due to "acute viral illness". Today, it was announced that the ill songstress has had to postpone several more of her 'Dressed To Kill Tour' concerts as doctors have advised her to "extend her rest period".
A brief statement was issued to Cher's Facebook page and official website within the last few hours, explaining that the tour will now resume on 9 November: "DTK tour announces additional postponement and rescheduling of several concert.
"Doctors advise additional rest for our star - tour to begin again in Lubbock, Texas on November 9th."
On her official website, a spokesperson for the 'Love One Another' singer went into more detail: "Cher is on the mend from her recent illness but her doctors have advised that her recovery will take longer than previously expected. As a result, the hugely successful D2K Tour which has already completed 49 remarkable shows will start back up in Lubbock Texas on November 9th.
"A new schedule of all upcoming D2K tour dates will be officially announced on cher.com next week which will include new rescheduled dates for the postponed shows.
"The initial viral infection effected her kidneys which has delayed Cher's recovery time. Cher's doctor's have advised her to extend her rest period and expect her to make a full recovery".
Cher herself issued a comment to her fans on her website: "I want to thank all my fans for their good wishes, patience and prayers. The doctors assure me that I will be totally well by November 9th and ready to perform my show.
"I'm truly sorry that I can't get on the stage sooner. But, the good news is that I'm on the mend and feeling better every day."
"I can't wait to see you all. I'll be dressed to kill in my unbelievable new Bob Mackie gowns and promise you an unforgettable night."
Get well Cher!