Selena Gomez has canceled appearances at state fairs in Delaware and Ohio because of strained vocal chords.
"I am extremely disappointed to cancel these shows," the Disney teen star said in a statement. "My fans mean the world to me and I was so excited to perform for them."
Delaware State Fair officials said the show could not be rescheduled before the end of the fair, and full refunds will be given to those who purchased their tickets directly from the Delaware State Fair. The Ohio show was rescheduled for November. Delaware fair officials said Allstar Weekend will perform in Gomez's place for free.
Gomez stars in the Disney show "Wizards of Waverly Place" and the film "Ramona and Beezus," which is currently in theaters. The 18-year-old is also readying her sophomore album with her band, The Scene. Tentatively titled "A Year Without Rain," the set is slated for a Sept. 28 release and will feature a song co-written and featuring background vocals from Katy Perry. "Round & Round," the album's lead single, is at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
(Additional reporting by Monica Herrera, Billboard.com)
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