Renowned singer Sir Tom Jones has had to postpone his latest concert in Budapest after suffering a medical incident before he was set to take the stage on Tuesday evening, July 12.
The 82-year-old singer took to Twitter to set the record straight after the world erupted with rumours of the singer ‘collapsing’ before he could address what really happened.
“Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat,” Jones wrote.
“A specialist came to visit and diagnosed ‘viral laryngitis’. He strongly advised postponing this evening’s show and prescribed medications and vocal rest.
“I did NOT ‘collapse’ anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour. Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour.
“Unfortunately the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry. However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16.
“Thanks again for all your kind concern. TJ.”
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) July 12, 2022
Fans of the It’s Not Unusual hitmaker were quick to share their shock at the rumours and offer their well-wishes on Twitter.
I almost got a heart attack with the headlines! They even wrote that an ambulance was called to take you to the hospital. Thank you very much for the clarification. Get well soon!
— Millennia (@Pontypriddd) July 12, 2022
Get well soon Tom and take care of those precious vocal chords your health is more important than a show ❤️????❤️????❤️????
— patricia brodie (@ladypatriciab) July 12, 2022
immense gratitude for this update! Please don’t worry about anything BUT getting better!! Rest is your friend right now and remember we are Surrounded By Time! Wisconsin wishes you a speedy recovery ❤️???? Big Hugs ????????????????❤️
— Mary Cole (@MaryCol54277682) July 12, 2022
The famed vocalist has been active on Twitter, sharing images from his performances as part of the Surrounded by Time tour on the social media platform.
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) July 8, 2022
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— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) June 27, 2022
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) June 26, 2022
“I don’t want to stop as God has been good to me and my voice is still there,” Jones said.
“I want to do it as long as there is a breath in my body.”