She says on the Stampede's Facebook page, "I'm so sorry that I can't be at Stampede this week, but I'll be back in Calgary just as soon as I can for all of my Stampede fans."
The show will be rescheduled, but no date has been set yet. There's no word on how her throat issues will affect her upcoming appearances.
T-Swift recently donated $50,000 to an 11-year-old fan who is battling a form of leukemia. Naomi Oakes was diagnosed last month and chose "Bad Blood" as her fight song as she battles the cancer. On July 5th, her family posted this video telling Naomi's story and how she's upset that she won't be able to attend Taylor's concert in Phoenix next month because she'll be in the hospital. They hoped word would spread to the singer so that she would post a #TeamNaomi message on Instagram, but Taylor did a lot better than that.
Just a couple days after the video was posted online, Taylor made a $50,000 donation to help pay for her medical expenses. She also sent a message to Naomi saying, "To the beautiful and brave Naomi. I'm sorry you have to miss it, but there will always be more concerts. Let's focus on getting you feeling better. I'm sending the biggest hugs to you and your family." Her parents recorded Naomi's reaction to reading Taylor's message.
The show, which takes place on October 6th at the Times Square Best Buy Theater, also promises Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. It will be presented as a "guitar pull," in which the artists sit on stage together and take turns singing.
The show, tentatively called I Love Kellie Pickler, is produced by Ryan Seacrest -- the same guy responsible for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kellie says people ask her all the time if her series is going to be a country version of that show. She tells Rolling Stone, "When they say it, they say it with this negative energy, and its like, 'I don’t understand.' Maybe I need to watch the show and see what everybody's so mad about."
Kellie says her show is about a normal couple balancing their music careers with their home life. The series is expected to premiere before year's end.