Barry Manilow Has Been Silenced

Monday, December 31st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Barry Manilow may write the songs, but until New Year's Eve, he's not singing a single note.

Severe bronchitis has forced Manilow, 55, to postpone three weekend concerts, but his publicist said his New Year's Eve show will go on as scheduled.

``He's had bronchitis all week long and had hoped it would get better, but it didn't,'' Carol Stone Marshall said. ``All tickets will be honored next week.''

Manilow's doctor has ordered ``mandatory silence for a few more days,'' Marshall said. All 3,500 tickets for shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday had been sold, she said.