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Kelly Clarkson isn’t having the sort of summer an American Idol champion deserves.

She’s suffered through a public feud with her record label and now the talented singer is actually canceling her upcoming tour. And she feels terrible about it.

“I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to getting out there to perform for y’all,” Clarkson wrote to fans on her website. The woman who preceded Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood and others then continued:

“In the craziness of the music business, performing is what I look forward to doing the most, so it really is disappointing for me to have to tell you that I won’t be coming out to tour this summer. The fact is that touring is just too much too soon.”

The truth is, however, that the woman who latest champ Jordin Sparks grew up idolizing simply couldn’t sell enough tickets for her planned shows. She vows to do better, though.

“But I promise you that we’re going to get back out there as soon as is humanly possible to give you a show that will be even better. Thanks for all of your love and continued support.”

We really do love you, Kelly. You seem to be one of the more open, honest celebrities out there. Sort of like Katherine Heigl without any hint of self-righteousness.

On Thursday Clarkson’s rep, Paul Freundlich, said in a statement: “Plans for Kelly Clarkson’s summer tour have been shelved for now as the singer and her team re-evaluate her show’s size and scope — a decision made even more difficult by the impending release of her album, My December.”

Fortunately, ticket holders can get refunds for Kelly’s summer tour, but that’s probably little comfort at the moment. They just wanna see their favorite artist perform, sort of like how we wanna see Amanda Beard nude in Playboy.