Elton John will continue his tour, despite the pneumonia walking that have afflicted the singer, who has had to leave the stage in the middle of a concert this Sunday in Auckland.
“I can’t sing… I have to go, sorry”, he started to address the crowd, seeming to melt into tears on his piano. He received the salutations of the hearing, as he was leaving the stage, helped by his assistants.
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I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible. I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had. Thank-you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight’s performance. I am eternally grateful. Love, Elton xx 📷 @bengibsonphoto
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This incident has obviously raised a question of dates remaining for the world tour of the rocker, but according to a press release from the promoter of his tour, Chugg Entertainment, the concerts in Australia and New Zealand will take place as planned.
“For the moment, all the live concerts will take place as planned. Elton John was disappointed and terribly sad to have to finish his concert in Auckland as well,” one can read.
This is the Rocketman himself, who has announced his health problems on Twitter. “I was diagnosed with pneumonia and walking, but I wanted to give you the best concert humanly possible. I played and sang with all my heart, until my voice can no longer sing. I’m disappointed, pissed off, and really, really sorry. I’ve given everything”, he posted.
“Thank you all for your amazing support, and all the love that you have shown me during the performance that night. I am eternally grateful”, he added.