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Dionne Warwick cancels Newcastle gig last-minute after being struck down with ‘nasty bug’

Dionne Warwick has been struck down with a bug and has cancelled her Newcastle show (Picture: Getty)

Dionne Warwick has cancelled a performance in Newcastle tonight after being struck down with a ‘nasty bug’.

The Walk On By singer, 81, was due to take to the stage at the O2 City Hall as part of her She’s Back One More Time tour, however, postponed the set at the eleventh hour.

‘I am so sorry that I won’t be able to perform for you tonight,’ Dionne penned in a statement shared on Twitter.

‘I love being in Newcastle which makes it even more upsetting! But unfortunately, I’ve picked up a nasty bug that just won’t allow me to perform. Take care and I will see you very soon.’

She added: ‘If you’ve purchased a ticket, you will receive an update from your point of purchase shortly.’

Fans immediately rallied around Dionne and flooded her with good wishes.

‘Take care of YOU first! Much love and respect,’ wrote one.

Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘Feel better soon, plenty of rest and relaxation is in order.’

The 81-year-old singer is currently on the last leg of her farewell tour (Picture: Getty)

Dionne is set to perform in Edinburgh on Wednesday (June 15) and Glasgow on Thursday (June 16) before travelling down to Belfast for a show on Saturday.

The tour, which is set to conclude in Scunthorpe on July 1, encompasses Dionne’s monumental career, with songs from her hugely successful recording catalogue including a selection of classic songs such as I Say A Little Prayer, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Anyone Who Had A Heart and Walk On By.

The artist ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955-1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts.

Dionne is one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998, and 80 singles making all Billboard charts combined.

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