Apr 11, 2017 09:30 AM EDT By Charlie Monforte

Bon Jovi battling bronchitis, postpones weekend shows

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi postponed his concerts in Madison Square Garden on Friday, affecting the schedule in his series of concerts under his current "This House Is Not for Sale" tour in the US and Canada.

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New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi postponed his concert supposed to be held in Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, last Friday "due to unforeseen circumstances," his official website posted Friday. The notice is still running at this posting.

His Denver concert is the latest one affected after he got his Friday and Saturday gigs in Madison Square Garden postponed. 

The latest postponements were based on "doctors' recommendations" and  "due to the bronchitis that Jon Bon Jovi has been fighting," said Bon Jovi's website.

It added that the "decision was difficult to make, but made in the interest of delivering the full, powerhouse performance for which Bon Jovi is known."

The new schedule for Madison Square Garden gigs would be April 13, Thursday and April 15, Saturday. There is yet no post on a new date for his Denver gig as well as the affected gig in Toronto, which was scheduled on Monday and Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre.

As to Denver's show, the Bon Jovi's management said that tickets purchased online or by phone would be refunded automatically and all other tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

The rocker is in his current tour "This House is Not for Sale" in the U.S., Canada and Brazil. After his Madison Square gigs, he would take a long rest before the next concert schedule on Sept. 18 at En-Joie Golf Course, Endicott, NY, and on Oct. 22 at Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.            

USA Today reported that Jon Bon Jovi actually cut his show on Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh after making some 90 minutes of performance. 

Bon Jovi was frank to tell his crowd that he had a sore throat that he could not do the full show that night. After saying sorry, he gave one last song.

The newspaper quoted Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in saying that Bon Jovi could not hit some high notes in the past week.

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