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Lionel Richie Cancels Album Recording & London Show Due To Mystery Illness

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By Alicia Adejobi on Thursday 8th September 2011 Photo by Jeff Daly/WENN.com

Lionel Richie has cancelled his scheduled London performance and also a studio recording session for his forthcoming album, due to a mystery illness.

The soul crooner was expected to appear at BBC Radio 2's Live In Hyde Park gig on Sunday alongside Lenny Kravitz. However, his spokesperson has confirmed that Lionel has decided to drop out of the line-up and postpone his recording sessions.

DJ Chris Evans read out a statement, telling listeners: "Due to illness, Lionel Richie will not be able to perform at Hyde Park as billed. As much as Lionel is distressed at cancelling this show for his fans and Radio 2, he would never allow himself to give less than 100 per cent excellence in performance."

He added: "We talked to him in America yesterday, he said, 'I'm sorry that I won't be able to make the concert on Sunday.' He was recording his new album, that's also had to stop as well."

While he didn't mention details of his illness, Lionel told fans that he is upset he will not be able to make the show. "The show has a fantastic line-up and I was looking forward to joining the other artists on what promises to be a fabulous day of entertainment."

"To all the fans that bought tickets I promise to be back very soon and make up for it something very special."

Get better soon, Lionel!

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