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Jones postpones to recover

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George Jones needs more time to recover from a recent upper-respiratory infection.

The 80-year-old country music singer is postponing his upcoming shows Friday and Saturday in Minnesota and South Dakota. A statement from Jones’ publicist, Kirt Webster, says doctors have advised Jones to continue resting at his Tennessee home for another week. The shows will be rescheduled.

Jones was hospitalized for nearly a week this month.

More jail for rapper

Rapper Mystikal will be going back behind bars for three months because of a probation violation.

Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. He’ll be returning to jail May 14.

On Monday, state District Judge Tony Marabella added the extra time as a condition of the 41-year-old Tyler’s five-year probation in the extortion case because he was arrested in February on a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery.

Father blamed

Eddie Van Halen puts some of the blame on his father for his long struggle with alcohol.

In the May issue of Esquire, the Van Halen guitarist said “the whole alcoholism thing” developed when he asked his dad how to combat his nerves when playing music in front of people.

His father gave him a shot of vodka and a cigarette to ease his nerves.

Summer events

We are seeking submissions for our Summer Events Guide, listing activities from May 27 to Sept. 2. The guide includes festivals in Indiana and Ohio, concerts, stage performances and art exhibits. Send listings to Terri Richardson at The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; email trich@jg.net or fax 461-8648. Include event name, date, time, location, cost and a contact number. Deadline to receive items is April 27.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Barbara Hale is 91. Actress Hayley Mills is 66. Actor James Woods is 65. Actor Rick Moranis is 59. Actor Eric Roberts is 56. Actress Melody Thomas Scott is 56. Actress Jane Leeves is 51. Talk-show host Conan O’Brien is 49. Actor Eric McCormack is 49. Actress Maria Bello is 45. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 36. Actress America Ferrera is 28.

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