Cher has cancelled her last two 2008 performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace scheduled for October 4-5 as well as a show from the previous weekend due to illness. Cher has been suffering from an upper respiratory ailment that has been referred to as “asthma-related bronchitis.”

Cher reportedly had been bothered by the desert dryness which caused her further throat problems while fighting the asthmatic related bronchitis and had not fully recovered from the previous weekend. She cancelled the October 4 performance a few hours before show time. Neither concert will be rescheduled, but Cher will return to the venue early next year for another prolonged residency.

Ticket holders for the cancelled performances have the following options for exchange or refund: They may exchange tickets for a future performance of Cher at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace (subject to availability). To exchange for a future performance, ticket holders must turn in the actual ticket at the Colosseum box office or call Ticketmaster. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.

Ticket holders will not need to redeem tickets for a refund unless purchased with cash at the Colosseum box office. Cash transactions will only be refunded with the redemption of the original ticket. All credit card orders will automatically be refunded to the credit card used for purchase.

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Cher began headlining the 4,100-seat Colosseum in Caesars Palace in May for approximately 200 shows over three years. The 90-minute show was to be presented four nights a week. Bette Midler and Elton John also engaged in residencies at the venue this year.