SO SAD! Popular English Singer Loses Voice, Bids Goodbye To Music
Feb. 17, 2020
Popular English singer, Elton John has cut short a concert in New Zealand, after losing his voice mid-way through his set at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.
Sir Elton John told crowd: "I've just completely lost my voice. I can't sing and I've got to go. I'm sorry."
Sir Elton appeared to break down in tears as he leaned on his piano and shook his head.
The audience gave the English singer a rousing ovation as he walked off stage, helped by several assistants.
Earlier in his set, Sir Elton told the sold-out crowd he had been diagnosed with walking pneumonia on Sunday.
The concert was one of a number of New Zealand shows on Sir Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Walking pneumonia, also called atypical pneumonia, is a type of lung infection often caused by bacteria or viruses.
Sir Elton was checked by a medic halfway through the show and, despite his illness, was able to perform classics such as Candle in the Wind and All the Girls Love Alice.
But ultimately, he was unable to finish the set, his voice giving way as he attempted to sing Daniel.
Shortly after leaving the stage, Sir Elton apologised to his fans in an emotional Instagram post.
"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," he wrote.
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