Bad news for Avril Lavigne fans on the West Coast — the Canadian pop star has been forced to pull the plug on six shows due to acute laryngitis. Adding in the cancellations of two shows from earlier last week, this brings the total of postponements to eight.

“My sincerest apologies to all of my fans," Avril said in a statement Saturday night. "My intention was to complete the rest of the tour but tonight at sound check in Anaheim I realized this wasn’t possible. Even though I have been resting my voice for days, when I tried to sing nothing came out.”

In addition to Saturday’s show at Anaheim’s Honda Center, the remaining nixed shows are:
May 4: Universal City, CA  Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk 
May 6:Santa Barbara, CA  Santa Barbara Bowl 
May 8: San Jose, CA  HP Pavilion At San Jose  
May 9: Spokane, WA  Spokane Arena  
May 10: Everett, WA  Comcast Arena / Everett Events Ctr.

According to reps for the singer, refunds will be available at point of purchase on Monday.

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