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Elton John cancels sold out concert 30 minutes after showtime

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Jakarta  /  Wed, November 28, 2018  /  05:21 pm
Elton John cancels sold out concert 30 minutes after showtime

Elton John performs during the first night of Sanremo Italian Song's Festival at the Ariston theater in Sanremo on February 9, 2016. (Shutterstock/Andrea Raffin)

Singer Elton John has abruptly postponed several shows in Florida, the United States.

The shows are part of the singer’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which will last an entire year until September next year. It is said to be John’s final concerts before he retires from the road.

The "I’m Still Standing" singer was scheduled to perform at Orlando's Amway Center on Nov. 27, but the crowd was belatedly informed of the cancellation half an hour after showtime. 

The Amway Center shared the news through its official Twitter account: "The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future so please hold onto your tickets."

John’s representative Fran Curtis confirmed the reason as “an ear infection” to USA Today This confirmation quickly dispelled media speculation of a bomb threat as the reason for the cancellation.

Read also: Elton John starts long goodbye with his Yellow Brick Road tour

"Any speculation or claims of a bomb threat are false and completely unfounded," City of Orlando marketing manager Tanya Bowley stressed to USA Today.

Wednesday's sold out show at the Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida was also canceled for the same reason. The arena said through its Twitter account that a rescheduled date will be determined later.

The news was met with a mixed reaction from fans on Twitter. User @CaptainPainway expressed disappointment while wishing the singer a quick recovery. Meanwhile, user @SuziBrady1982 shared a picture of her son crying after learning the “devastating” news. (iru/kes)

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