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Lionel Richie Postpones Tour With Mariah Carey

Richie says he won't recover from a knee procedure in time to launch his All the Hits Tour

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    In a nod to the classic '80s music video, Jimmy performs a haunting rendition of the song "Hello" with Lionel Richie. Or does he?

    (Published Friday, Feb. 24, 2017)

    Fans will have to wait to dance on the ceiling with Lionel Richie.

    Weeks ahead of the scheduled start to his All the Hits Tour, which will feature special guest Mariah Carey, the legendary musician has postponed the project.

    "When you have been performing as long as I have, it takes a toll on your body," Richie said in a statement to E! News. "Unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100 percent ready to start the tour next month. I don't want to disappoint my fans and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be 'Dancing on the Ceiling' together again."

    The 67-year-old singer said the tour has been pushed back until the summer and new dates will soon be announced. All tickets for rescheduled dates will be honored. 

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    The shows were previously slated to kick off in Baltimore on March 15, with more than 30 shows across the country and in Canada, before wrapping on May 27 in Florida.

    Richie had even taken to Twitter as recently as Wednesday to gush about hitting the stage. "Can't believe we're less than a month away already till my new tour starts! See you soon," he wrote.

    While it's not the best news for dedicated fans, Richie has been moving and grooving on the road nonstop in recent years, including his All the Hits All Night Long tour from 2013 to 2015 and his Las Vegas residency through 2016.

    Perhaps it's time for a well-deserved break. Get better soon, Lionel!