Country star Chris Young has pulled out of three upcoming shows after doctors placed him on vocal rest.

Experts have ordered the Tomorrow hitmaker to take a break, and he has cancelled his Thursday (06Dec12) concert in Huntsville, Alabama, as well as Friday's (07Dec12) gig in Savannah, Georgia and Saturday's (08Dec12) appearance in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In a statement to fans, Young adds, "I hate to disappoint everybody but my voice is pretty ragged out. Thanks for understanding and I look forward to seeing y'all next year."

Young is next due onstage in Las Vegas on 11 December (12).