Due to a viral ailment, Rod Stewart had to abruptly postpone a tour stop.
The musician had been scheduled to perform at Geelong in Australia, for the next leg of his A Day on the Green tour. Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens have performed with Stewart as his opening acts. Only six hours prior to going on stage, the “Maggie May” lyricist sent a statement to Instagram.
This evening’s performance by Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, and Jon Stevens at Mount. Duneed Estate in Geelong will not take place owing to sickness, Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment regret to announce.
Rod Stewart Has Cancelled His Tour
“We apologize for the inconvenience and difficulty for ticket holders. Early the next week, there will be another announcement on the concert arrangements. All three performers – Stewart, Lauper, and Stevens – issued identical remarks on social media. Along with the announcement, Lauper posted a reblog from Sir Rod Stewart. In a subsequent Instagram post, Stewart went into more detail on the cancellation.
He wrote, “Hi my pals. “I am incredibly sorry to let my supporters who purchased tickets for A Day On The Green. I was informed late this morning that I’m suffering from a viral illness and that singing might aggravate my sore throat. “Like you, I occasionally get sick since I am only human. I perform for you because it brings me the most joy, so I am working hard to recover and return to the stage. In an effort to reduce waiting lists, Stewart was caught last month attending an NHS hospital in which he had paid an entire day to perform scans for other patients.
The singer said he wanted to “show I am not all mouth and trousers”, after promising to pay for the tests while phoning into a live interview on Sky News. Stewart, 78, had just come off a scan of his own.