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Elton John postpones concert days after mother-in-law’s death

Elton John postpones concert days after mother-in-law’s death

Elton John announced that he would be postponing his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in Indianapolis due to illness hours before the show on Saturday.

“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 [Bankers Life Fieldhouse] tonight,” the 72-year-old said in a statement.

“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 gig has been rescheduled for March 26, 2020, organisers said.

“We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by this necessary change and wish Elton a speedy recovery.”

The news came a day after the singer’s partner David Furnish announced his mother’s death on Friday.

“She passed away peacefully in the middle of the night, with me and my brothers by her side,” Furnish wrote on an Instagram post.

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Today I lost my beautiful, angelic Mother. 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. I treasure this photo of Mum and Dad on their wedding day - bursting with joy and fresh-faced optimism over their union and the life they planned to build together. They shared the greatest love I have ever known; A rock-solid foundation from which my brothers and I flourished. 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.

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