Sir Rod Stewart cancels tour date at the last minute due to 'mystery illness'
18.03.2023 - 13:57
Sir Rod Stewart has been forced to cancel an upcoming performance in Australia due to a mystery illness. The 78-year-old was due to play in the city of Geelong alongside his support acts Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens, as part of his ongoing A Day On The Green tour.
However, a post on Instagram just six hours before the show was meant to begin explained that it wouldn't go ahead and that rescheduling arrangements would be made "early next week".
The Mirror reports that he shared his news on social media on Saturday, March 18, saying: "Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment regret to announce that tonight's performance by Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens at Mt. Duneed Estate, Geelong will not go ahead due to illness.
"We apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience for ticket holders. A further announcement regarding the concert arrangements will be made early next week." The statement was posted with a broken heart emoji.
It's not clear which of the three performers has been taken ill as they all made the same statement. Cyndi Lauper posted the statement with the caption: "Reposting from Sir Rod Stewart."
And Jon Stevens - a New Zealand singer, best known for his work with Noiseworks and Jesus Christ Superstar, added: "Important announcement." It is also not known how the mystery illness will affect the rest of the tour, as Sir Rod is booked to play in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Sir Rod said he would never retire from performing as it's "what the good Lord put me on this earth to do" but said he was keen to do less shows. “I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t love it," he told New Zealand radio network Newstalk ZB.
"But I want a new challenge. I’m not retiring though. If there’s a charity show and I