Thousands of Elton John fans were left disappointed Tuesday night after the singer cancelled his Florida concert almost 30 minutes after his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” show was due to start.
The Amway Center in Orlando said in a statement: “We’re sorry to announce that due to an ear infection, Elton John is unable to perform tonight.
“The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future so please hold onto your tickets.”
John’s team also issued a statement, which read:
Photographs of fans waiting patiently in the sold-out venue have been doing the rounds online, with the cancellation getting a mixed reaction on Twitter.
Despite the majority saying they wished John, 71, a speedy recovery, some gig-goers pointed out that parking and drinks had cost them a lot of money.
The Amway Center insisted the show would be rescheduled in the near future. Wednesday’s performance in Tampa has also been cancelled.