Sir Rod Stewart stated he has cancelled a efficiency in Australia attributable to being instructed he has a “viral infection”.
The 78-year-old singer-songwriter, who has had six primary hits within the UK charts together with Baby Jane and Maggie May, was attributable to sing on the venue A Day On The Green in Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong.
He posted a press release on Twitter that he was “absolutely downhearted” to be “disappointing” followers and is working onerous to return to the stage.
Sir Rod added: “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 (I) get sick similar to you do. My biggest pleasure is performing for you, so I’m doing all the pieces I can to get on the mend and again on stage.”
American musician Cyndi Lauper, 69, and New Zealand singer John Stevens, 61, were due to appear alongside the British star.
Sir Rod is next due to play AEC Arena in Adelaide on Tuesday before doing five more Australian dates, which include stops in Mt Cotton and Sydney.
He then will perform in New Zealand, Mexico, the US, Ireland, UK and Spain between April and September.
A previous statement, cancelling the show, by Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment read: “We apologise for the frustration and inconvenience to ticket holders.
“A further announcement regarding the concert arrangements will be made early next week.”
Sir Rod beforehand postponed his Australian tour dates final 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic saying he was “absolutely gutted”.
His newest album, The Tears Of Hercules, launched in 2021, reached quantity 5 within the UK charts.