Musical legend Sir Elton John has received medical attention from paramedics during his show at Mount Smart Stadium. Video
Elton John Breaks Down For Having To End Concert For Medical Reason
Sir Elton John has been forced to halt his Auckland concert on Sunday night after his voice gave out
He was diagnosed with “walking pneumonia” earlier in the day.
Earlier, the superstar singer and pianist told the crowd he had been diagnosed with “walking pneumonia”.
Sir Elton John has broken down in tears and finished his show in Auckland early.
The 72-year-old artist had attempted to start singing Daniel, but couldn’t talk.
“I’ve just completely lost my voice. I can’t sing,” Sir Elton told the crowd at Mt Smart Stadium.
“I’ve got to go.”
“My voice is shot,” he told fans, adding he didn’t want to miss the first of three Auckland shows
Sir Elton had mentioned at the start of the show that he had been diagnosed with “walking pneumonia”.
Spectators reported he had slumped into his chair before medical personnel came and checked on him after he sang ‘Someone Saved My Life tonight’.
Sir Elton was reportedly well enough to continue the show after five minutes, but a short time later he told the crowd “I don’t how much longer I can go on”.
After finishing ‘Candle in the Wind’ he was helped off stage, but then returned to perform ‘Funeral for a Friend’.
Soon afterwards an emotional Sir Elton told the crowd “I’ve completely lost my voice – I’m so sorry,” before being escorted from stage.
The musician is performing in New Zealand as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which will be his last before retirement.
Tonight concert is the first of three in Auckland, with two others booked for February 18 and February 20.
So far no word from Elton’s camp on his condition or if shows will be canceled