Elton John Breaks Down In Tears As He’s Escorted Off Stage Mid-Concert After Losing His Voice

A “deeply upset and sorry” Elton John has apologised to enthusiasts soon after cutting limited a concert in New Zealand.

The 72-yr-outdated was carrying out at Auckland’s Mount Wise Stadium on Sunday when he misplaced his voice and broke down in tears on phase.

In footage shared by admirers on social media, Sir Elton is noticed crying as he is escorted from the phase although countless numbers of live performance-goers give him a standing ovation.


The tunes legend later on discovered he had been diagnosed with strolling pneumonia just several hours in advance of the gig.

Posting on Instagram, he explained: “I want to thank anyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland.

“I was identified with walking pneumonia previously these days, but I was determined to give you the finest clearly show humanly feasible.

“I played and sang my coronary heart out, till my voice could sing no additional.

“I’m upset, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had.

“Thank-you so significantly for your extraordinary help and all the really like you showed me through tonight’s effectiveness. I am eternally grateful. Like, Elton xx.”

He also shared a image of himself accompanied on the phase by a member of his crew.

According to one particular fan on social media, Sir Elton experienced told the viewers previously in the demonstrate: “My voice has fully gone, I’m so sorry.”

He was tended to by a medic for all over 5 minutes previously in the established and ongoing to enjoy ahead of he was compelled to cease fully.

Next his departure from the stage, a single fan tweeted: “Sir Elton John – you gave it all the things you had – so sad you experienced to complete your live performance in Auckland an hour early soon after your voice gave out. Hope you truly feel far better soon.”

Elton John performs at Mt Sensible Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Image: Dave Simpson by means of Getty Pictures)

Lesley Warwick, from Auckland, who attended Sir Elton’s concert, explained to the PA news agency: “I was so unfortunate for Sir Elton – the demonstrate was superb and he gave it all the things he had.

“Before his 1st music he forewarned the audience that he had been diagnosed with strolling pneumonia before in the working day but he was likely to give it his very best shot to get by the exhibit.

“Kiwis are a incredibly knowing and compassionate large amount – he was given a standing ovation as he still left the stage. Never Go Breaking My Heart played and the audience sang the lyrics as he remaining.”

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Sir Elton is owing to perform two more concert events in Auckland on Tuesday and Thursday as portion of his final at any time tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Highway.

According to the American Lung Affiliation, strolling pneumonia is a “non-health care term for a gentle case of pneumonia”.

Typically referred to as atypical pneumonia, it can be triggered by microorganisms or viruses and signs and symptoms, which include a cough, fever, upper body discomfort, mild chills and a headache, are equivalent to that of a bad cold.

Signs or symptoms are commonly moderate ample for a sufferer to be able to go on their every day things to do.

Sir Elton’s Auckland exhibit arrived a lot less than a 7 days right after he won an Oscar along with his lengthy-time crafting spouse Bernie Taupin for Finest Unique Track for their Rocketman observe (I’m Gonna) Really like Me All over again.

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