Country icon Willie Nelson has cancelled his tour of Australia after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis.

The STARDUST singer has been advised by doctors to avoid singing after contracting the throat problem associated with an upper respiratory infection.

The 71-year-old had been booked to play concerts in Sydney, Brisbane and Newcastle this month (FEB05) as well as appearances at Perth's MOONLIGHT MUSIC AND WINE FESTIVAL and the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL.

17/02/2005 21:41