Diana Krall battles pneumonia

Canadian Grammy award winning jazz singer Diana Krall has announced the postponement of her imminent tour and record due to illness

Canadian Grammy award winning jazz singer Diana Krall has announced the postponement of her imminent tour and record due to illness. Her record company has also put back the release of her forthcoming album ‘Wallflower’, due for release next month, to February 2015.

In a statement Diana says “I’m deeply saddened that I will have to postpone the release of my new album Wallflower and the Wallflower US Fall Tour until next year. I’ve been battling a severe case of pneumonia and am under doctor’s orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health. Performing is both a privilege and a joy for me. When I go out on stage I want to be able to give it everything. Taking this time to rest and recuperate will allow me to do that.  It is frustrating to be so close to the record release and have to delay but I am very proud of this record and want to be able to give you all my very best when we finally present this music to you. Thank you so much for your understanding.”

The album is produced by fellow Canadian pianist, songwriter and producer David Foster, who has 16 Grammy awards, and is a collection of Krall’s favourite songs from her childhood and early influences. 

Hear Diana Krall’s cover of The Mamas & the Papas ’California Dreamin’ on Jazz FM.

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