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FILE - Singer Josh Groban has canceled his rescheduled show at the Saenger Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 22, because of an illness. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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Singer Josh Groban has canceled his rescheduled show at the Saenger Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 22, because of an illness.

Groban originally postponed his scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 21 performance due to a respiratory issue.

Ticket holders should request refunds from their original point of purchase. Purchases made by phone or online will be refunded automatically, the Saenger Theatre said in a news release Thursday morning.

Groban is next scheduled to perform in Austin on Friday, Oct. 23.

On Wednesday night, the singer tweeted, “So New Orleans, tomorrow just isn't gonna be possible for reasons out of my control & because of the standard I have of myself for you. I'll know more after another sleep. Nobody wants to cancel less than me. Thank you for understanding. Will find a way to make it up to you.”

A singer who bridges the usually separate worlds of pop and classical music, Groban has seven more shows scheduled through Nov. 4 in Texas and California.

Groban released his latest album, “Stages,” April 28. It features orchestrated renditions of songs from “Les Misérables” (“Bring Him Home”); Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”); Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” (“Finishing the Hat”), “Sweeney Todd” (“Not While I’m Around”); “Into the Woods” (“Children Will Listen”); “The Fantasticks” (“Try to Remember”); “A Chorus Line” (“What I Did For Love”); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” (“All I Ask of You”), “The Wizard of Oz” (“Over the Rainbow”) and others.

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