Los Angeles: Liza Minnelli is canceling seven upcoming performances because she has bronchial pneumonia.
Minnelli released a statement Thursday through her publicist saying she was ordered by her doctor to cancel the shows.
In her statement, she says performing live is her passion and she`s "greatly disappointed" that she had to cancel the tour dates.
The canceled performances include an Oct 15 concert in Spokane, Wash.; an Oct 22 show in Appleton, Wis.; and an Oct. 29 appearance in Joliet, Ill. She also will miss shows in Indiana, Massachusetts and Tennessee.
The entertainer says she`ll be back on stage Nov 20 in Staten Island, NY.
Minnelli`s tour features material from her new CD, "Confessions".