It's Over: Usher Bows Out of Chicago Due to Illness

It's Over: Usher Bows Out of Chicago Due to Illness

A couple months after making his debut on Broadway, Usher is calling his run in Chicago quits a few days before it was meant to be completed.

The singer has been diagnosed with an "extreme" case of strep throat, his mom/manager, Jonnetta Patton, announced Thursday.

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Take a Bow: Usher Excited About Chicago Debut

Take a Bow: Usher Excited About Chicago Debut

The singer/dancer/producer has five Grammys to his name. He's also sold over 15 millions copies of the album, "Confessions." Nevertheless, Usher sees his Broadway debut in Chicago as a whole different beast; or relationship, as the case may be.

"Broadway is like a monogamous relationship," the R&B star, told People. "Doing anything else, like acting in Hollywood � which is great � it's like a one-night stand. You do it and then you keep moving."

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New Era of Chicago USHER-ed In

New Era of Chicago USHER-ed In

Forgive the obvious pun, fans. Just focus on how dashing Usher looks as Billy Flynn after his first performance in the popular play, Chicago.

Meanwhile, rumors swirl that Ashlee Simpson may join the cast of the show on Broadway or in London. Not sure if this is a great idea. At least Usher actually CAN dance and sing.

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As an African-American, to be there for my child is so important when there are so many young African-American kids without their fathers. I just want him to grow up to be as wise as he can possibly be, kind and open hearted. [Fatherhood] changes everything about me.

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Women have started to become lovers of each other as a result of not having enough men.

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