Justin Timberlake postpones Indianapolis concert, 7 others due to bruised vocal cords

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 18: Justin Timberlake sings live at the opening show of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at Etihad Stadium on September 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indy fans hoping to see Justin Timberlake in concert next week will have to wait until April.

The pop star has postponed eight concerts, including his Dec. 14 show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, due to bruised vocal cords. Timberlake previously postponed concerts in October for a similar issue.

While his vocal cords are healing, Timberlake said they’re not all the way back to normal. Doctors have advised him to rest his voice until January.

The singer took to Instagram to let fans know:

“Hey guys, I’m sure you have heard that I’ve had to postpone several tour dates due to bruised vocal cords. My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal, so my doctors want me to continue to rest my voice. They have asked me to hold off on singing until next month. I’m really sorry, I want to be back on the stage and I am doing all I can to get there quickly. Thank you for understanding — I see all of your posts and I appreciate the support and the love. I look forward to coming back stronger than I was before. More to come on the rescheduled dates.”

According to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse website, Timberlake’s Indy show has been rescheduled for April 2.

“As a result of bruised vocal cords, Live Nation has confirmed that the Justin Timberlake Man Of The Woods concerts in December are unfortunately postponed. However, all affected shows have been rescheduled to 2019 and tickets for the originally scheduled shows will be honored at the 2019 events.

“Justin Timberlake is sorry for the inconvenience to his fans and looks forward to seeing everyone at the rescheduled events.”

In addition to Indianapolis, the postponements include concerts in Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, two shows in Buffalo and Uncasville, Conn.

The singer is scheduled to kick off his 2019 concert slate with a show in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4.