Elton John to Stick With World Tour Schedule Despite Pneumonia Diagnosis

The 'I'm Still Standing' hitmaker is expected to make a return to Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on February 18 after being forced to cut short his Sunday performance because of the illness.

AceShowbiz - Elton John's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" world tour will continue as planned, promoters have promised, despite the singer having to cut short a New Zealand concert after falling ill with walking pneumonia.

The 72-year-old was performing at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, February 16 when he stopped the show almost two hours in, telling the audience: "I can't sing... I've got to go. I'm sorry."

Elton appeared to break down in tears as he leaned on his piano and shook his head. Fans gave him an ovation as he walked off stage, aided by assistants.

The incident called the veteran's remaining tour dates into question, but promoter Chugg Entertainment confirmed in a statement that Elton's scheduled gigs in Australia and New Zealand will be going forward as planned.

"At this stage, all remaining shows will go ahead as planned," the statement read. "Elton John was disappointed and deeply upset at having to end his Auckland concert early last night."

Elton is next scheduled to return to Mount Smart Stadium on Tuesday night (February 18), and has dates Down Under until March, when he moves his jaunt to America.

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