Melissa Etheridge out with the flu

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 19 2001 12:00 AM 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 Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Etheridge’s publicist informs The Hollywood Reporter that Etheridge’s doctor “advised her to rest for the remaining two weeks before she starts a tour.”