Actress and singer Lucy Hale has scrapped a series of winter shows in a bid to recover from a strain on her vocal cords.

The 26-year-old Pretty Little Liars star has cancelled upcoming dates on her Road Between Tour.

In a statement to fans she writes, "I am devastated that I can’t be out performing for my fans who have been incredibly supportive, but I have been advised not to embark on a tour at this time. You know I hate letting y'all down and thank you for your understanding."

The country singer had to pull a gig at the Cowboys Orlando club in Florida at the beginning of December (14), due to illness.

The Lie a Little Better hitmaker's first headlining tour was scheduled to begin in Massachusetts in January (15).