Rod Stewart advised followers this weekend he was “downhearted” over having to cancel a live performance in Australia simply hours earlier than the present due to a viral an infection.
“Hello my friends, I’m absolutely downhearted that I’m disappointing my fans who bought tickets to A Day On The Green,” the 78-year-old rocker wrote on his social media accounts. “Late this morning I was advised that I have a viral infection and my throat is too irritated to sing.
“I’m solely human and typically get sick similar to you do. My biggest pleasure is performing for you, so I’m doing every little thing I can to get on the mend and get again on stage.”
Hours before, Live Nation and Roadhouse Entertainment said the concert in Geelong Saturday had been canceled “resulting from sickness.” The “Maggie May” singer shared the announcement on his social media.
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“We apologize for the frustration and inconvenience to ticket holders,” the statement said. “An additional announcement relating to the live performance preparations might be made early subsequent week.”
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The “Have I advised You Lately That I Love You” singer was in the country for a “Hits” tour with friends Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens.
The tour started March 11 in Perth and is expected to conclude April 2 in Bowral. His next show is scheduled for Tuesday.
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The rocker received well wishes on social media from fans telling him to “Get effectively quickly” and that they “completely perceive.”
Last week, Stewart posted a short video from the first night of the tour that showed him singing “You Wear it Well” and dancing across the stage.
“And we’re off!” he captioned the post. “First night time of Australian tour in Perth was a improbable one.”
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Following his Australian tour, Stewart has exhibits in New Zealand, beginning April 5.