Reigning “American Idol” champ David Cook has canceled two shows on his headlining tour due to personal reasons, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
“We are canceling Monday and Tuesday’s shows to allow David time to deal with personal family matters,” a rep for the singer told Access. “Please respect his privacy at this time.”
The shows on his “The Declaration Tour” being canceled were scheduled for Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, and at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. However, fans at those respective venues may get a makeup date.
“David would like everyone to rest assured that we are working with the Universities to reschedule the shows that are missed,” the rep added.
The same message was also posted on Cook’s official Web site, causing fans to react with an outpouring of support.
“Please take all the time you need to be with family and friends,” one fan posted on the message board.
“Hope whatever happens turns out okay. Rest reassured all of your fans hold the upmost respect for your privacy and know that family is what is most important in life,” another wrote.
Earlier this month, Cook had taken to his MySpace blog with a stern warning for fans who were trying to get a little too close for comfort to the singer.
“First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been coming out to the shows since my last post. The vibe at these shows has been amazing. Secondly, I have to address some behavior that has become disturbing,” Cook wrote. “We pride ourselves on being accessible to you as fans, but in contrast, we do enjoy what little privacy we can muster. To that end, the efforts by some fans to find our hotel rooms, call our hotel rooms, attach things to our bus, etc., is something I have to condemn.”
The Season Seven “Idol” champ warned that if the unruly behavior should continue, the rest of his fans may suffer.
“This relationship only works when it remains healthy for both parties, and should this behavior continue, the only thing we can do is take more preventative measures to maintain our privacy, which in turn makes us less accessible to you,” he added.
Meanwhile, viewers watching Access Hollywood on Tuesday will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Cook’s new music video for his latest single, “Come Back To Me.”
A 30-second preview of the video debuts during an “American Idol” commercial break while the full video can be viewed exclusively for 24 hours at music.att.net following the airing of the commerical.
Cook will also be seen performing Wednesday night on “Idol.” The performance was pre-taped.