Rod Stewart ‘depressed’ for canceling Australian concert due to virus infection hours before show
Rod Stewart told fans over the weekend that he was “depressed” that he had to cancel a concert in Australia hours before the show due to a viral infection.
“Hello my friends, I am absolutely discouraged to disappoint my fans who bought tickets for A Day On The Green,” the 78-year-old rocker wrote on his social media accounts. “Late this morning I was told I had a viral infection and my throat was too sore to sing.
“I’m just human and I get sick sometimes, just like you. My greatest joy is performing for you, so I’m doing everything I can to heal and get back on stage.”
Hours earlier, Live Nation and Roadhouse Entertainment said the Geelong concert on Saturday had been canceled “due to illness”. The “Maggie May” singer shared the announcement on her social media.
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“We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience caused to ticket holders,” the statement read. “A further announcement regarding concert arrangements will be made early next week.”
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The “Have I Said You Lately That I Love You” singer was in the country for a “Hits” tour with guests Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens.
The tour kicked off March 11 in Perth and is set to end 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 well soon” and that they “totally understand”.
Last week, Stewart posted a short video from the first night of the tour that showed him singing “You Wear it Well” and dancing on stage.
” Here we go ! he captioned the post. “The first night of the Australian tour in Perth was fantastic.”
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Following her Australian tour, Stewart has shows in New Zealand starting April 5.