Paris Show Cancelled...
APF: Houston scraps Paris concert
May 17, 2010
PARIS - AMERICAN pop diva
Whitney Houston has cancelled a Paris concert that had been re-scheduled
after she fell ill last month, her producer said on Monday.
The June 1 concert was scrapped due to problems with ticket sales and not
because of Houston's health problems, her producer Jackie Lombard said.
The concert at the huge Bercy sports stadium in eastern Paris was announced
after a previous show on April 6 was cancelled when Houston was hospitalised
in Paris in early April for treatment of a respiratory infection.
Of the 11,500 tickets sold for that performance however, only 2,000 were
exchanged for the June concert and some 4,000 others have not asked for
refunds or an exchange, said Mr Lombard.
'We don't know if these people will be there and we don't have the right to
sell the tickets until we find out if they should be reimbursed,' said Mr
After racking up a string of hits in the 1980s, Houston suffered a decline
in record sales, run-ins with the police over drug use and a divorce from
singer Bobby Brown. She is attempting a comeback with the global 'Nothing
But Love' tour, which kicked off at the end of last year. -- AFP
17 MAY 2010