Elton John struggled to power through his performance Saturday night, but eventually, he was forced to throw in the towel due to a bad case of walking pneumonia.
Sir Elton performed in Auckland and made it clear to the crowd … he was hurting. Nevertheless, he performed until he couldn’t. He had already performed for about 1.5 hours.
Check out the video … Elton sounds really good as he performs “Rocketman,” but eventually he just couldn’t continue. The crowd was with him all the way, giving him a standing O as he left the stage … clearly upset.
Elton later apologized, “I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible. I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had.”
Something tells us … apology unnecessary. It’s unclear if Sir Elton will be canceling any additional gigs.