Tony Bennett postpones Pennsylvania concert due to 'mild flu virus'

Tony Bennett's fans in Pennsylvania will have to wait a little bit longer to see the singer in concert.

The jazz icon has postponed his Saturday concert at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, according to a statement on the venue's website.

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"The 19-time GRAMMY Award winner has a mild flu virus and has been advised not to travel or perform for the next few days," read the statement, posted on Friday. "On behalf of Tony Bennett, we want to express his appreciation to all his fans in the area who purchased tickets for the concert and he sends his regrets that he will not be able to perform for them on Saturday. All tickets purchased will be honored for the re-scheduled TBD date."

The 90-year-old singer's publicist told the Associated Press that while they haven't scheduled a date yet, Bennett "looks forward to continuing his performance schedule very soon."

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Bennett's wife, Susan Benedetto, has been by his side for the last nine years -- though the legendary singer recently revealed they met long before saying "I do" -- and even before she was born!

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