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Amy Schumer cancels comedy tour dates due to illness

Comedian Amy Schumer has canceled appearances in Australia

Comedian Amy Schumer has canceled appearances in Australia and New Zealand, citing illness. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Comedy Central / Bryan Bedder

Comedian Amy Schumer, who was hospitalized this summer in Hawaii and in Paris, has called off the Australia and New Zealand leg of her concert tour due to illness.

Promoter Live Nation, in announcing the cancellation, noted that, “Unfortunately, due to Amy Schumer’s tight schedule it is not possible to schedule replacement dates,” but added that it “will be working to confirm a return to Australia as soon as is practical.” Tickets will be refunded within 10 days, said the company, which apologized “for any disappointment.”

The Rockville Centre-raised Schumer, 35, who recently became the first woman on Forbes magazine’s annual list of highest-earning comedians, had been scheduled for five shows from Dec. 10 to 17, in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, Australia, and in Auckland, New Zealand.

Schumer performed Saturday at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, and is next scheduled for a show New Year’s Eve at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

She said in August she had contracted bronchitis earlier this summer while in Hawaii shooting a film with Goldie Hawn. During a promotional tour for her memoir “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,” she canceled an Aug. 18 appearance at Huntington’s Book Revue and an Aug. 20 signing at Anderson’s Bookshop in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, due to what booksellers were told was illness. The following month, Schumer announced on Instagram that she was suffering food poisoning in Paris.

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