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Selena Gomez cancels state fair shows

Selena Gomez leaves a taping of 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in New York, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (Charles Sykes)

July 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Disney teen star Selena Gomez has canceled appearances at state fairs in Delaware and Ohio because of strained vocal chords.Gomez issued a statement saying she was disappointed she had to cancel the shows.

She stars in the Disney show "Wizards of Waverly Place." Gomez also has the starring role in the film "Ramona and Beezus," which is currently in theaters.

Officials of the Delaware State Fair say the show could not be rescheduled before the end of the fair, and full refunds will be given to those who purchased their tickets directly from the Delaware State Fair. The show in Ohio was rescheduled for November.

Delaware fair officials said Allstar Weekend will perform in Gomez's place for free.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.