Barry Manilow has been hospitalized with a bronchial infection. The superstar was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital and has been diagnosed with a lung infection that is being treated with antibiotics. This latest health issue is quite a disappointment for the entertainer, who has been forced to cancel the sold-out opening weekend of his Westgate Las Vegas residency. Barry Manilow confirmed his hospitalization and canceled performances in a statement on Thursday (June 14) with People Magazine.

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Manilow also reached out to his fans on Twitter to help spread the disappointing news. At this time, he is being closely monitored by a team of doctors and is expected to make a full recovery.

Fans have been sending the singer words of encouragement and well wishes for a quick recovery upon hearing of his hospital admittance. Manilow’s premiere shows, previously scheduled for this weekend, were lined up in order to celebrate and honor the singer's upcoming 75th birthday, which is Sunday (June 17).

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Westgate Resort's Founder and CEO, David Siegel, also released a statement wishing Barry Manilow a speedy recovery, assuring fans that the singer will "dazzle audiences" when he his show "Manilow Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home" resumes on June 21.

Radar Online added that Siegel also assured current ticket holders for this weekend's canceled performances that they will get a full refund for the tickets.

Manilow also added that once future dates are released, ticket exchanges will be offered. Barry Manilow has suffered from health woes in the past, according to previous reports from Blasting Pop [VIDEO]. In 2017, the singer worried fans who had noticed that he had dropped a considerable amount of weight in a small amount of time.

During that time, Manilow fans feared that he might have been suffering from heart, lung, and vocal cord issues, which were speculated to have possibly been brought on by years of heavy smoking. Also, in 2015, the singer suffered severe chest pains and was flown by helicopter to a hospital. The singer later revealed he suffers from atrial fibrillation.

Barry Manilow's successful career as a singer, songwriter, and producer has endured more than 50 years in the entertainment business. He is best known for hit songs including "Looks Like We Made It," "Weekend in New England," and the catchy commercial tunes for Dr. Pepper, and the McDonald's "You Deserve a Break Today" campaigns.