Elton John Cancels Concert Due To Feeling 'Extremely Unwell'

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Elton John cancelled a concert Saturday night, just two days after the death of his mother-in-law in Toronto.

“It is with the heaviest heart that I'm forced to deliver the news that I am extremely unwell and therefore unable to perform,” the 72-year-old singer announced via social media. “I absolutely hate to let my fans down, but I owe it to you to put on the best show possible and unfortunately that's simply not possible.”

The concert, part of John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, has been bumped to March 26, 2020.

The Indianapolis venue, Bankers Life Fieldhouse said in a statement: “We do apologize for any inconvenience caused by this necessary change and wish Elton a speedy recovery.”

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John performed at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena last Wednesday and Thursday.

Gladys Furnish, the mother of John’s Toronto-born husband David Furnish, died early Thursday.

“Today I lost my beautiful, angelic Mother,” Furnish shared on Instagram. “She passed away peacefully in the middle of the night, with me and my brothers by her side. Mum radiated gentle kindness. She was utterly devoted to her family. We all richly benefitted from her patient wisdom and bountiful love. … Rest in peace Mum. You lived your life impeccably. I will never forget you. I promise to do my best to pass the gifts you gave to me on to my own beautiful sons.”

John’s next scheduled concert is Monday night in Nashville.

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Today I lost my beautiful, angelic Mother. She passed away peacefully in the middle of the night, with me and my brothers by her side. Mum radiated gentle kindness. She was utterly devoted to her family. We all richly benefitted from her patient wisdom and bountiful love. I treasure this photo of Mum and Dad on their wedding day - bursting with joy and fresh-faced optimism over their union and the life they planned to build together. They shared the greatest love I have ever known; A rock-solid foundation from which my brothers and I flourished. Rest in peace Mum. You lived your life impeccably. I will never forget you. I promise to do my best to pass the gifts you gave to me on to my own beautiful sons.

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