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ICYMI: William Shatner’s stop in ABQ in June canceled

Actor William Shatner smiles while taking questions from reporters after delivering the commencement address at New England Institute of Technology graduation ceremonies, in Providence, R.I. (Steven Senne/AP)

William Shatner won’t be coming to Albuquerque for a June 20 date at the Kiva Auditorium.

According to ticketmaster.com, the event has been canceled.

Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled and refunded, according to a post on the site.

There is no reason for the cancellation other than the legendary actor tweeting a response to a fan on May 17.

Joanne Swanson Kagan tweeted “@WilliamShatner bummed the Kiva Auditorium show is cancelled. Are you OK?”

Shatner then tweeted “I didn’t cancel it; they did. I’m fine.” with a thumbs up emoji at the end.

The cancellation comes days after Shatner’s May 11 tweet that he’ll be in Albuquerque on June 20.

Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the “Star Trek” franchise.

The actor has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of “Star Trek,” and has co-written several novels set in the “Star Trek” universe.

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