Sir Elton John has cancelled his concert at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Saturday due to an illness.
The iconic singer, 72, claimed in an emotional statement that he ‘hates to let his fans down’ after the news was announced via a statement from the venue, one day after it was announced that his mother-in-law Gladys had passed away.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ‘To my dear fans in Indianapolis, It is with the heaviest heart that I’m forced to deliver the news that I am extremely unwell and therefore unable to perform at @TheFieldhouse tonight.’
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He continued: ‘I absolutely hate to let my fans down, but I owe it to you to put on the best #EltonFarewellTour show possible and unfortunately that’s simply not possible.
‘The date will be rearranged for March 2020, and I promise I will deliver the show you deserve. Thank you so much for your support and understanding. Elton x’
Fans were informed the show was postponed on Twitter in an announcement by the venue, which read: ‘Due to illness, Elton John’s concert slated for tonight, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020.
‘We do apologize for any inconvenience caused by this necessary change and wish Elton a speedy recovery.’
Devastated: The iconic singer, 72, claimed in an emotional statement that he postponed the show with the ‘heaviest heart’
Elton was set to perform in the venue, which has a capacity of 20,000 people, and all tickets will be honoured, the Indianapolis Star reported. His next scheduled tour date is set to take place in Nashville on October 28, 2019.
On Friday, Elton posted about his show in Canada, as he gushed: ‘Toronto, these shows have been AMAZING! Canada has always been so special to me, even more so now after these concerts and the fans that came to all of them. I ❤️ you Canada!’
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News: The venue revealed the news via a statement on Twitter, in which they wished Elton a ‘speedy recovery’
Busy schedule: Elton last performed in Toronto on October 23rd and 24th, and gushed about the show on Instagram: ‘Toronto, these shows have been AMAZING!’
This news comes after Elton’s husband David Furnish revealed his ‘beautiful and angelic’ mother Gladys had passed away.
Taking to Instagram on Friday, the 56-year-old wrote a touching tribute and shared a picture of his mother and father on their wedding day.
He wrote: ‘Today I lost my beautiful, angelic Mother. She passed away peacefully in the middle of the night, with me and my brothers by her side.
In mourning: This news comes after Elton’s husband David Furnish revealed his ‘beautiful and angelic’ mother Gladys had passed away
Something to say: He shared these lovely words on Instagram on Friday
‘Mum radiated gentle kindness. She was utterly devoted to her family. We all richly benefitted from her patient wisdom and bountiful love.
‘I treasure this photo of Mum and Dad on their wedding day – bursting with joy and fresh-faced optimism over their union and the life they planned to build together.
‘They shared the greatest love I have ever known; A rock-solid foundation from which my brothers and I flourished.’
He concluded: ‘Rest in peace Mum. You lived your life impeccably. I will never forget you. I promise to do my best to pass the gifts you gave to me on to my own beautiful sons.’
A host of David’s friends penned some lovely messages of support in the comments section of the post.
Susannah Constantine wrote: ‘Gladys – 24 carat goodness. She will live on in you, your boys and your brothers. Love, strength and prayers.’
Sweet words: David Furnish paid tribute to his ‘beautiful and angelic’ mother Gladys as she passed away with him and his brothers by her side (pictured in February 2019)
Designer Jasper Conran wrote: ‘You poor fellow. How marvellous that she was so loved and was so loving. RIP to her and love to you. Jasper.’
Scissor Sisters star Jake Shears wrote: ‘Sending so much love to you and your family. I’m so sorry. Your mom was such a sweet and gentle woman. And you have been the most loving son. Love you so much David.’
New mother Natalie Imbruglia penned: ‘Oh darling, so sorry.. I’m sending love.’TV host Dermot O’Leary added: ‘Beautiful words David. My condolences. Big love.’
And Elizabeth Hurley wrote: ‘All our thoughts are with you, my precious friend.’
The musician started the tour at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania in September last year.
The enormous roadshow will take in a total of 201 shows across North America, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, mainland Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It will wrap up at London’s O2 Arena on December 16 2020.
Sir Elton embarked on a farewell tour so he can focus on bringing up his two boys, eight-year-old Zachary six-year-old Elijah, with his husband David.
Family support: Sir Elton embarked on a farewell tour so he can focus on bringing up his two boys, eight-year-old Zachary six-year-old Elijah, with his husband David