Rod Stewart immediately cancels Australian present as a result of sickness

Sir Rod Stewart has been pressured to cancel an Australian present after being recognized with a an infection. (AP PHOTO)

By Charlotte McLaughlin

SIR Rod Stewart stated he cancelled the primary efficiency of his Australian tour as a result of being instructed he has a “viral an infection”.

The 78-year-old singer-songwriter, who has had six primary hits within the UK charts together with “Child Jane” and “Maggie Might”, was as a result of sing on the venue A Day On The Inexperienced in Mt Duneed Property, Geelong, final evening, however reportedly cancelled his efficiency on a number of hours discover.

He posted an announcement on Twitter that he was “completely downhearted” to be “disappointing” followers and is working onerous to return to the stage.

Sir Rod added: “Late this morning I used to be suggested that I’ve a viral an infection and my throat is simply too irritated to sing.

“I’m solely human and typically (I) get sick identical to you do. My biggest pleasure is performing for you, so I’m doing every thing I can to get on the mend and again on stage.”

American musician Cyndi Lauper, 69, and NZ singer John Stevens, 61, have been as a result of seem alongside the British star.

Sir Rod is subsequent as a result of play AEC Enviornment in Adelaide on Tuesday earlier than doing 5 extra Australian dates, which embrace stops in Mt Cotton and Sydney.

He then will carry out in NZ, Mexico, the US, Eire, UK and Spain between April and September.

An announcement, cancelling the present, by Reside Nation and Roundhouse Leisure learn: “We apologise for the frustration and inconvenience to ticket holders.

“An additional announcement concerning the live performance preparations can be made early subsequent week.”

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Sir Rod beforehand postponed his Australian tour dates final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic saying he was “completely gutted”.

His newest album, “The Tears of Hercules”, launched in 2021, reached quantity 5 within the UK charts.

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Ian Meikle, editor