'Extremely unwell' Elton John postpones farewell tour show

Publish Date
Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 11:45AM
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Just hours before Sir Elton John was set to perform in Indianapolis on Saturday night, the singer took to social media to express his regret on not being able to grace the stage due to illness. 

The Indianapolis stop was part of Elton's 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour, which is scheduled to come to New Zealand for four shows in February next year. 

John's heartfelt apology was echoed on other social media platforms, in which he assured his fans that the concert date will be 'rearranged for March 2020, and I promise to deliver the show you deserve.'

The news of John's ill-health came just a 2 days after husband David Furnish, announced the death of his mother Gladys via Instagram. In a caption accompanying a wedding photo of the music producers parents, Furnish paid tribute to his late mother while promising to 'pass the gifts you gave to me onto my own beautiful sons.' 

The Grammy-award winning artist is scheduled to play his first New Zealand show of the tour on February 4th 2020 at Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin, before a string of Auckland shows starting on Ferburary 16th.