Illness forced Elton John off the stage on Sunday night (Feb. 16) in Auckland, New Zealand after nearly two hours of performance in spite of his condition.
The pop star (and recent Oscar winner) is in the midst of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, and though he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia before his stop at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium, he proceeded to move forward with his concert -- and even made it through most of it before he lost his voice.
Videos captured by members of the audience show John, clearly heartbroken and frustrated, as he apologizes to the crowd for having to wrap the gig early and makes his way off stage.
Photo credit https://www.facebook.com/EltonJohn/photos/a.484583971570715/3158060754223010/?type=3&theater photo by Ben Gibson
Monday, February 17, 2020 10:35:00 AM