She wanted to be here. She really, really did.
But Liza Minnelli was following doctors’ orders when she scrapped Friday night’s planned concert at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Her representative sent us this statement on her behalf:
“I am having a lot of trouble with this ol’ knee of mine and as soon as I get it straightened out I’ll be back to see everybody in Atlanta.”
Previously, Team Liza had sent the following statement to explain why the concert didn’t happen.
“Minnelli has been on tour in recent weeks to promote her forthcoming CD and the constant traveling has resulted in a very painful and swollen knee. There is concern that her knee may have become infected which is not uncommon after this type of surgery. Such infections are very dangerous and doctors have ordered her to return to New York for further evaluation.”
The Chastain site bills Friday’s scotched performance as a postponed, not a canceled show. We’ll be on alert for news of a new date.