90-year-old crooner #Tony Bennett has been advised by doctors not to travel, or perform, for a few days after he has been hit with a mild #flu virus. According to an announcement by the venue on Friday, the legendary singer has had to cancel his scheduled performance at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Saturday night.

All tickets for the Tony Bennett concert will be honored for a future show

In the announcement, the Grammy award winning singer sent his regrets to fans and said that all tickets are to be honored for a concert to be held on a new date. Bennett’s publicist, Sylvia Weiner, has said no new date for the concert has yet been announced, adding that the singer is looking forward to continuing his schedule of performances very soon.

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Mother’s Day concert in Atlantic City also postponed

Bennett was also set to perform at Caesars in Atlantic City on Sunday, May 14 to celebrate Mother’s Day on one leg of his “Celebrates 90” tour, launched to honor his 90th birthday in August last year.

As noted by At the Shore Online, despite his age, Bennett refuses to slow down, as he understands how much joy he brings to audiences all over the world. He reportedly told them that without any ego or arrogance, as that is how it is. And according to Bennett, the best is yet to come.

Bennett told At the Shore Online that he loves life and the ability to communicate with his music and paintings. While speaking of the now postponed Mother’s Day concert, Bennett said that his own mother would have enjoyed all the songs he was planning to sing, calling her a “wonderful, inspiring mom.”

‘Living legend’ Tony Bennett has been performing for 70 years

The singer is known as a “living legend” for good reason.

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At the age of 90, Bennett has been entertaining audiences for 70 years. Even Frank Sinatra called him “the best singer in the business.” As reported by Page Six, the legendary crooner has enjoyed several global tours and has sold millions of albums, including several gold and platinum records and he has also won 19 Grammys. Bennett has performed for royalty, celebrities, and presidents and despite his age has managed to keep modern and relevant by performing with current popular performers too. In recent years he has been up on stage with Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble and also the late Amy Winehouse.

Among his many albums are some recent collaborations with the “Mother Monster,” Lady Gaga as well as the album “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” He also won a Grammy last year for the best traditional pop vocal album.

While waiting for news of Bennett's recovery from the mild flu virus, readers can enjoy the singer's collaboration with Lady Gaga in the video included below.

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