Marianne Faithfull has postponed her upcoming world tour until 2007 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Marianne Faithfull has postponed her upcoming world tour until 2007 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctors in France, where Faithfull was diagnosed, say the cancer is in its earliest stages, according to her publicist.

Faithfull, 59, had been due to kick off the outing in Paris on Oct. 7, with concerts in the United States, Canada, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Hungary and Spain scheduled through mid-December.

"I have absolute faith and confidence in my fantastic medical team and of course I will be well again, if not better than ever," the British singer/actress said in a statement. "Next year's tour, I want to assure fans, will be one big celebration."

According to Faithfull's publicist, the cancer had been "quickly discovered by doctors in France -- where Marianne stays when not at home in Ireland -- and the prognosis for a return to full health is excellent.


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