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Elton John ‘sincerely sorry’ for postponing Orlando, Tampa shows

Elton John performs onstage during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" final tour at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. John recently postponed his Orlando concert. (Andy Kropa / Invision)
Elton John performs onstage during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" final tour at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. John recently postponed his Orlando concert. (Andy Kropa / Invision)
By Todd Stewart Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. – The morning after Elton John postponed his Orlando concert, an official statement was released on his Twitter account.

“We are sincerely sorry to everyone due to attend the shows in Orlando last night and Tampa tonight,” the statement read.

The singer had made the trip to Orlando, but according to the statement, a round of antibiotics hadn’t yet cleared up his ear infection to the point at which he was comfortable performing.

Tuesday night’s show at the Amway Center was canceled about 20 minutes after it was scheduled to start – leaving some fans angry and others confused.

According to the statement, John “wouldn’t have been able to deliver the performance his fans deserve.”

Promoted as the entertainer’s final tour, the last scheduled show in the “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” tour is in London in December 2020.

It’s unclear when the make-up date for the Orlando or Tampa shows will be, but John is slated to return to Florida in March 2019 for shows in Sunrise and Jacksonville.

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