‘I’m totally depressed’: Rod Stewart cancels show at last minute due to ‘infection’
Rod Stewart He canceled a tour date at the last minute after contracting a viral infection.
The singer was scheduled to play in Geelong in Australia, on the last date of his A Day on the Green Tour.
He was accompanied by Stewart Cyndi Lauper and John Stephens as his supporting acts. On Instagram, songwriter Maggie May shared a statement, just six hours before he took to the stage.
“Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment regret to announce tonight’s performance by Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and John Stevens at the Mt. Duned Estate, Geelong will not be proceeding due to illness.”
“We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience to the ticket holders. A further announcement regarding concert arrangements will be made early next week.”
All three actors — Stewart, Lauper, and Stevens — shared the same statement on social media. “Republishing from Sir Rod Stewart,” Lauber wrote, along with the ad.
In a follow-up Instagram post, Stewart explained the reason for the cancellation.
He wrote: “Hello my friends.” “I am so frustrated as I disappoint my fans who bought tickets to A Day On The Green. Late this morning I was told I had a viral infection and my throat was too irritated to sing.
“I’m just human and sometimes I get sick just like you. My greatest happiness is performing for you, so I do everything I can to get better and get back on stage.”
Last month, Stewart was photographed visiting an NHS hospital, where he had a stroke I paid for a day of check-ups for other patients in an effort to cut waiting lists.
The bassist said he wanted to “prove I’m not all mouths and pants”, after pledging to pay for the scans while phoning in for a live segment on Sky News.
Stewart, 77, had recently returned from a scan himself.
In January, Stewart He called on the UK Conservative government to step down Amid the ongoing NHS crisis.
“Personally I’ve been a Tory for a long time, but I think this government should step down now and give Labor a chance, it’s heartbreaking,” he said during Sky News’ “You Say” segment.