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Sir Elton John cancels tour shows as he tests positive for Covid: ‘Always a massive disappointment’

Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel tour shows this week after testing positive for Covid.The Candle In The Wind singer was due to continue his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on Tuesday and Wednesday, but these have now been postponed. In a statement released on Monday, the singer said: ‘Hi everyone, wanted to send a message to let you know that I have contracted Covid and so have had to reschedule my shows in Dallas.

‘If you have tickets, you’ll be contacted with the new dates really soon. It’s always a massive disappointment to move shows and I’m so sorry to anyone who’s been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe.’ Sir Elton, 74, added that he is fully vaccinated and has also received the booster jab, while his symptoms are mild so he’s expecting to perform upcoming shows in Arkansas this weekend.

He concluded his message: ‘As always, thank you for all your love and support and I can’t wait to see you all soon!’ Sir Elton’s current tour launched in 2018 and will be his last ever as the legendary singer prepares to retire from live touring. Like many other artists, he was forced to cancel the jaunt in March 2020 when the pandemic first took hold, before finally resuming the shows in New Orleans,Louisiana last week.

In a clip from the concert, the Tiny Dancer hitmaker welcomed the cheering crowd with a heartfelt opening message.‘We haven’t played a show since March 6, 2020,’ he said. ‘This is a new experience for us, I’ve never had this amount of time off in my life… at least since I was 17 years of age!’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 videoHe then performed a further two nights in Houston, Texas on January 21 and

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Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel tour shows this week after testing positive for Covid.The Candle In The Wind singer was due to continue his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on Tuesday and Wednesday, but these have now been postponed. In a statement released on Monday, the singer said: ‘Hi everyone, wanted to send a message to let you know that I have contracted Covid and so have had to reschedule my shows in Dallas.
Sir Elton John has tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, has sadly been forced to cancel two of his concerts in Dallas, Texas.The 74 year old singer has been fully vaccinated and has also had the booster jab.Thankfully, the star, who is married to husband David Furnish and shared a rare insight into their Christmas with sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight, a month ago, is only suffering from mild virus symptoms so far.The news was announced that the Your Song hitmaker unfortunately had to make the tough decision on Tuesday, January 25, with one of the shows scheduled to take place that night. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter .

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