Smokey Robinson has pulled out of an appearance at a tribute event and concert in Chicago, Illinois due to illness.
The soul legend was due to be honoured by both the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago, as well as a local breast cancer charity, at the Smokey Robinson Day celebrations this week (ends21Nov10).
Robinson was scheduled to attend a reception in his honour in Chicago on Friday (19Nov10) and play a gig in the city the next day (20Nov10), but the musician has pulled out of both events after falling sick, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The newspaper reports organisers hope to reschedule the celebrations.