Fats Domino, the headliner for yesterday's (May 7) final day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, canceled his performance just hours before he was to take the stage. "He wasn't feeling we

Fats Domino, the headliner for yesterday's (May 7) final day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, canceled his performance just hours before he was to take the stage. "He wasn't feeling well, so we took him to the doctor. He's OK, but he doesn't feel up to performing," longtime friend Haydee Ellis said.

Domino lost his home, his pianos, his gold and platinum records and much of the city he loves in Hurricane Katrina.

His scheduled performance at the 37th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was to be his first since he was rescued by boat from his flooded home in the Ninth Ward after Katrina struck on Aug. 29.

He briefly greeted the crowd on the stage where he had been scheduled to play, apologizing for canceling his performance and thanking fans for supporting the festival.

Last week, Domino, 78, canceled an autograph session for his latest album "Alive and Kickin'," saying he was fatigued and wanted to rest up for the Sunday performance.


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