Elton John Struck With “Walking Pneumonia”
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But He Intends To Continue With His Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Halfway through his set at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand last Sunday, Elton John had to cut his concert short and announced that he has been diagnosed with “walking pneumonia.” According to BBC, he suddenly left the stage but returned after a few minutes to perform two more songs. He was visibly frustrated when he told the crowd, “I’ve just completely lost my voice. I can’t sing. I’ve got to go. I’m sorry.”
Earlier in the sold-out show, Elton John already informed the audience about his diagnosis. The 72- year old iconic rocker then took to social media to apologize to fans and also thank them for their support.
He wrote, “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.”
He continued, “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”
Despite all that, however, Elton John is set to continue with his New Zealand and Australia gigs.