Sir Elton John plans to complete New Zealand concerts
Sir Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand this week despite being forced to cut short a performance in Auckland on Sunday night, his tour promoters said on Monday.
Video clips posted online by fans showed Sir Elton breaking down in tears as he told the cheering crowd he could not go on.
The 72-year-old singer said he had walking pneumonia and was assisted off stage.
Tour promoters Chugg Entertainment said on Monday Sir Elton was resting and doctors were confident he would swiftly recover.
“Elton John was disappointed and deeply upset at having to end his Auckland concert early last night,” the promoters’ statement said. “At this stage, all remaining shows will go ahead as planned.”
The concert was part of Sir Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The tour lists performances at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Tuesday and Thursday.