The 68-year-old singer and performer completed 49 dates since her tour began in March before taking a scheduled break in July. Shortly before returning in September, she was struck by an infection that affected kidney function. Cher's doctors have recommended she take more time to rest for a complete recovery, the statement said.
"I am totally devastated. Nothing like this has ever happened to me," Cher said in the statement. "I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets. I’m so proud of this show. It is my best ever. I sincerely hope that we can come back again next year and finish what we started."
The affected shows were scheduled through Feb. 4 in 22 cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Toronto and Chicago.
Ticketholders can receive refunds from their point of purchase.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.