Singer Janelle Monae has become the latest star to stall a new tour after falling ill.

The stylish R&B star has been forced to postpone three dates on her tour, which was scheduled to start on Tuesday night (05Nov13) in Anaheim, California after doctors ordered her to rest up to save her voice.

Announcing the news on her website on Tuesday afternoon, Monae wrote, "Unfortunately, this diagnosis means I will have to postpone my coming concerts in Anaheim, San Diego and Phoenix, a fact which truly leaves me heartsick and shaken because I live for this: connecting with you and giving you a one of a kind concert experience."

Monae is scheduled to be back on the road in Dallas, Texas next week (09Nov13).

Recently Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and Drake have all been forced to axe gigs due to poor health and production problems.