By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com July 18 2001 11:00 PM ET
Lesbian recording artist Melissa Etheridge has been put out of commission due to the flu, according to Reuters. While this should not affect her upcoming nine-month tour, scheduled to begin August 4, Etheridge has had to cancel in-store appearances promoting her new book (The Truth Is...) and album (Skin) as well as postpone her induction into the Rock Walk on Hollywoods Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Etheridges publicist informs The Hollywood Reporter that Etheridges doctor advised her to rest for the remaining two weeks before she starts a tour.