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Billy Joel postpones Madison Square Garden concert because of infection

Singer has viral ailment, spokeswoman says Tuesday’s show will be rescheduled for Dec. 20

Billy Joel performs at a concert at Madison

Billy Joel performs at a concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on May 25, 2017. The singer has been battling a viral infection and has postponed his Tuesday, June 6, concert on doctor's orders, his spokeswoman said Monday. Credit: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy

Billy Joel has a viral infection causing his Madison Square Garden concert scheduled for Tuesday night to be postponed until December.

“Billy Joel has been battling a viral infection and is forced to postpone his concert at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, June 6th, at the mandate of his doctor,” said Joel’s spokeswoman Claire Mercuri in a statement.

“The rescheduled date will be December 20. All tickets for the June 6th concert will be honored on this date. Billy understands that this is an inconvenience for ticket holders and apologizes for rescheduling on such short notice.”

Joel’s Madison Square Garden residency, which now numbers 47 consecutive shows, will resume as scheduled on July 5, 2017.

Joel was named Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise in December 2013.

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