Pop sensation Leo Sayer has been forced to cancel his highly anticipated upcoming UK shows after being hospitalised due to a series of health “complications”.
The You Make Me Feel Like Dancing hitmaker took to Facebook recently to inform fans that he will be unable to fly to the UK to perform as he has been in hospital in Australia “for the last 3 weeks”.
He went on to reveal that he was admitted to hospital after suffering “kidney, bladder and prostate complications” while apologising to his loyal fanbase for the unfortunate news.
“I haven’t posted anything publicly about this before but I couldn’t fly or make the recent shows in the UK as I became very ill just before the trip. I have been in hospital here for the last 3 weeks in Australia with kidney, bladder and prostrate complications,” he said.
“It all happened at the last moment, so it was too late to warn anyone. Many thanks to Butlins and Tony Denton for making replacement arrangements for these shows. I’m so sorry to have disappointed my fans but these things can happen to us 75 year olds!
“I’m still in hospital now but well on the mend. I will take a necessary short break from activities and be back fighting for shows in 2024. – particularly my UK and Ireland tour next autumn. Thank you everyone for all your concerns and good wishes.”
Fans wasted no time in extending their warmest wishes and expressing their hope for a speedy recovery after Sayer shared the news about his health.
“Wishing you a speedy and full recovery,” one fan wrote.
“Take care & take your time to get really well and strong again to rock the stages…. Best wishes.”
“Hope you are doing ok Leo. You still make me feel like dancing!!!”
“Sorry to hear this Leo get well soon!!” another commented.
“So happy to hear you are on the mend. Thinking of you. Sending love and healing energy.”
“Sorry to hear this. Sending healing vibes for a quick and full recovery.”
Sayer’s remarkable career began in the early 1970s when he released his debut album, Silverbird which featured the hit single The Show Must Go On. This song catapulted him to international stardom and set the stage for a successful musical journey that would span decades.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Sayer consistently delivered chart-topping hits that captivated audiences around the world. Tracks such as You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and When I Need You became iconic pop anthems.
These songs not only showcased his distinctive voice but also his unparalleled ability to craft memorable melodies that resonated with fans of all ages. In 1978, he received a Grammy Award for You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, a testament to his exceptional talent and artistic contribution to the music landscape.