Mending a broken heart . . . or his vocal chords? Robin Thicke canceled a third show of his American tour on Tuesday, Feb. 25, following his split from wife Paula Patton. After the cancellation, the "Blurred Lines" singer wrote a message to his fans on his website Wednesday.
"I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days. My fans mean everything to me," Thicke, 36, wrote. "I'm looking forward to getting back on out on the road and performing in Washington, D.C. this Thursday, and the rest of the tour. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!"
Thicke was set to perform at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, N.C. on Tuesday, but dropped out. Harrah's wrote on their website: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Robin Thicke will postpone his performance at Harrah's Cherokee originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 25. This concert will be rescheduled and the new date announced as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience."
The singer previously canceled a Friday show in Atlanta, and Saturday show in Orlando. In statement to USA Today on Thursday, Thicke said, "I never want to let down my fans but I have unfortunately lost my voice and cannot perform tomorrow night."
On Monday, Feb. 24, Thicke and wife Patton announced in a joint statement to Us Weekly that they had decided to separate after eight years of marriage. "We will always love each other and be best friends," the parents to son Julian, 3, said. "However, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."
Multiple sources told Us that the couple's marriage had been on the rocks for a long time, but an insider told Us that Thicke's controversial 2013 VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus may have caused greater strain. "The Miley Cyrus fiasco was a big test of their relationship," a source close to the "Give It 2 U" singer told Us. "He asked her to help him out as a friend and a wife, and defend him and the performance."