It seems Michelle Branch is paying for her Harbour Fest gig: the energetic young musician fell ill after the performance. Her visit, which lasted less than 24 hours, was jam-packed. First, she flew in to Hong Kong in between gigs in Japan. Immediately after landing, she was whisked to a lengthy press conference which ended just in time for her appearance at Harbour Fest. And after that, she headed straight back to Japan for more concerts. Her father, David Branch, said: 'Michelle is sick. She has a lingering problem with her throat and ears that gets aggravated when she performs too much. The doctor said the only way she can heal is to stop the back-to-back shows.' Ten shows scheduled from this week until December in North America have been cancelled. Let's hope her fans won't blame Harbour Fest!