74-year-old Elton John tests positive for COVID and was forced to cancel two concerts in Dallas: ‘He has been fully vaccinated and is experiencing mild symptoms’
- Sir Elton John, 74, has tested positive for COVID-19
- Singer has been forced to cancel two shows in Dallas, Texas
- “He has been fully vaccinated and scaled up, and is experiencing only mild symptoms,” it said in a statement.
- John’s global tour began in September 2018, marking his retirement from performing on the road
- He had earlier announced that he was pushing back the 2021 European dates of the tour due to hip problems
- Rocket Man star to end Europe tour in 2023
Sir Elton John has tested positive for COVID-19.
The legendary singer, 74, has been forced to cancel two shows in Dallas, Texas, it was announced on Tuesday.
A statement confirmed, “It is with great regret that the dates for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Dallas must be postponed to Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26, because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.” Have tested positive for -19.”
‘Luckily, Elton has been fully vaccinated and scaled up, and is experiencing only mild symptoms. Fans must stay on their tickets as they will be honored on the rescheduled dates to be announced soon.
Cancelled: Elton John, 74, tests positive for COVID and is forced to cancel concerts in Dallas: ‘He has been fully vaccinated and is experiencing mild symptoms’ (pictured, in January) new Orleans)
‘Elton and the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour look forward to returning to the stage soon.’
The flamboyant British rocker resumed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on 20 January, when he returned to the stage in New Orleans after a nearly two-year hiatus.
‘Wow, we haven’t played any show since 6th March 2020. It’s a new experience for us, I’ve never spent so much time in my life … playing music, well, at least since I was 17 years old,’ she told the crowd at that concert.
‘I have a truth for you, you have been holding these tickets for 745 days. And I can’t thank you enough for being so patient. We live in funny times but we will have great times.’
Fans who have bought tickets have been told that they will be honored on a rescheduled date which will be announced in due course.
Elton has been busy during the pandemic, releasing a collaboration album titled The Lockdown Sessions, which he previously produced during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Tour: Elton is seen above arriving in Atlanta last week ahead of his 2022 USA Farwell Tour
John’s global tour began in September 2018, marking his retirement from performing on the road.
Like other musicians, he was also forced to postpone live shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
His Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour was postponed for the first time in March 2020.
He announced at the time that he would postpone the 19 dates as soon as the pandemic started.
At the time, he told fans: ‘The health of my fans is of paramount importance to me, so I have decided to reschedule my upcoming #EltonFarewellTour show from March 26 to May 2.’
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Adding: ‘Unfortunately, as you all know, this terrible pandemic has come… which is extremely worrying and extremely dangerous if we do not take precautions.’
‘I would encourage you to stay home, do what everyone tells you to do, take precautions, because I want you to be as safe as possible.’
He concluded his statement by saying ‘when it is safe and when we can all enjoy together in the best possible circumstances’.
Last week, Elton was pictured arriving in Atlanta on her private plane with husband David Furnish.
They were expected to tour throughout North America by April.
The tour is scheduled to take them to Europe and North America before playing in Australia and New Zealand next year.
The Rocket Man star is expected to end the Europe tour in 2023.
A statement reassured fans: ‘Elton and the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour look forward to returning to the stage soon’