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British singer, Elton, puts US tour on hold after testing COVID-19 positive

By Esther Kalu

British singer and songwriter, Elton John, has cancelled his U.S. farewell music tour which was set to start this weekend after he was confirmed Covid-19 positive.

John disclosed that he was forced to postpone the concert despite preparing so much for it as a result of his Covid-19 positive status,  adding that although his symptoms were mild, he still needed to call it off for the safety of his team as well.

Through a social media story on Wednesday, the renowned singer apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the concert, adding that he would reschedule the postponed shows in Dallas this week but was expecting to recover in time for concerts in Arkansas this weekend.

“I’m so sorry to anyone whose been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe. Fortunately, I’m fully vaccinated and boosted and my symptoms are mild.” he said.

As gathered, the singer of hits such as “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer” restarted his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour last week, returning to the stage in New Orleans after a nearly two-year hiatus. Marking his retirement from performing on the road, John’s global tour began in September 2018. Like other musicians he was forced to halt live shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In September he announced he was pushing back the tour’s European dates later in 2021 due to hip problems. John, who has enjoyed a more than 50-year music career, is due to perform across North America until April. His tour will then take him to Europe and back to North America before playing in Australia and New Zealand next year. He is scheduled to wrap up the tour in Europe in 2023.

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