Elton John Says He's 'Extremely Unwell,' Postpones Indianapolis Concert

By Peyton Blakemore

October 27, 2019

Elton John needs time to heal.

Hours before the 72-year-old singer's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" concert in Indianapolis on Saturday (October 26), Elton announced "with the heaviest heart" that he was postponing the show because of an illness.

"To my dear fans in Indianapolis, it is with the heaviest heart that I'm forced to deliver the news that I am extremely unwell and therefore unable to perform at @bankerslifefieldhouse tonight." he wrote. "I absolutely hate to let my fans down, but I owe it to you to put on the best #EltonFarewellTour show possible and unfortunately that's simply not possible. The date will be rearranged for March 26th 2020, and I promise I will deliver the show you deserve. Thank you so much for your support and understanding. xx."

The postponement came just days after Elton's mother-in-law, Gladys Furnish, died on Thursday (October 25). John acknowledged the passing of the mother of his husband David Furnish at his show in Toronto that night, Variety reports. According to concertgoers, the legendary singer told the crowd that the woman he called the matriarch of the Furnish family had died at 3 a.m. He additionally sent condolences to her other sons and her husband before dedicating "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me" to her.

David posted a tribute to his mother on Instagram Friday (October 25). “Today I lost my beautiful, angelic Mother,” he wrote. “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.”

As fans know, Elton plans to stop touring in 2021. No word yet on how whether the next stop on Elton's farewell tour on Monday (October 28) in Nashville will be affected.

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