Tom Jones postpones show after being rushed to hospital

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 19 July 2018 14:08

Sir Tom Jones has been forced to cancel another show after being hospitalised for ill health.

It's been confirmed that the Welsh singer is suffering from a “bacterial infection” leading to him pulling out of a planned performance at Chichester's Stansted Park.

Jones, 78, has expressed his sadness over the news thanking his Twitter followers for their “support and understanding.” It is hopeful he will proceed with this weekend's performances at Germany's Elmsland Arena and Belvoir Castle in Peterborough.

“It is with regret that we have to postpone Tom Jones' performance at Chester Racecourse this evening,” a statement read. “This show will be rescheduled for Sunday 12 August.”

It continued: “The condition is being well managed and we are hoping for a speedy recovery. He is extremely sorry and disappointed not to be able to perform tonight, and sincerely apologises for inconveniences caused to the audience and all those who are involved in the event.“

In a lengthy social media note, Jones wrote: “I know many of you travel considerable distances and make plans with friends and family that take a lot of effort, and it is so disappointing when things don't go right.”

Jones was forced to cancel his US tour in September 2017 having undergone a hip replacement.

The crooner remains a regular fixture on ITV talent show The Voice UK which began on BBC One in 2012.

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