Rod Stewart canceled his concert with Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens in Australia due to a viral infection that left his throat too irritated to sing. The British rock star apologized to his fans on Instagram and promised to do everything he can to get back on stage soon. Stewart did not disclose which artist was ill or how the illness would affect their upcoming shows.
Rod Stewart cancels concert in Australia with Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens due to a viral infection.
British rock legend Rod Stewart has had to cancel his concert in Australia, featuring Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens, due to a viral infection. In a statement he posted on Instagram, Stewart apologized to fans for disappointing them and explained that he had been advised that his throat was too irritated to sing. The 78-year-old singer assured fans that he was doing everything to get better and back on stage as soon as possible.
Upon hearing the announcement, fans inundated the performer’s Instagram page with messages wishing him a fast recovery. One fan wrote, “Speedy recovery, dear Rod, wishing you excellent health, please take care,” while another commented, “Take it easy, Rod! We understand and we all want you to be well and at your best very soon.”
Stewart had been touring with Lauper and Stevens in Australia when the announcement about the cancellation was made on social media. The post, which came from Stewart’s official Twitter account, didn’t mention which artist was ill or how the illness would affect their upcoming shows. However, the statement did mention that the concert organizers would be making a further announcement about concert arrangements early next week.
The UK-based singer, who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, epitomizes the classic rock-star image, and his performances are a feast for fans of classic rock. The artist has weathered health issues before, however, and he is taking steps to ensure a speedy recovery so that he can get back to doing what he does best- wowing audiences with his music.