Sorry, George Burns fans: The cigar-puffing comedian has canceled his 99th birthday show - but hopes to be at Caesars Palace for No. 100.

Burns has been recovering well since he underwent surgery in September to drain fluid from his brain that accumulated after he fell in his bathtub, his manager said. He also had a bout with the flu last week but got over it quickly."He's OK. We're not going to play Caesars, but hopefully he's going to do his 100th birthday," manager Irving Fein said Tuesday.

The birthday show at Caesars, where Burns celebrated No. 98, had been scheduled for Jan. 20.

Burns has been coming to his office every day and plays cards daily at his club. "We're going to do a song and record an album in a couple weeks," Fein said.