Legendary singer Sir Tom Jones addresses rumours he ‘collapsed’ before show

Jul 13, 2022
Sir Tom Jones addressed health rumours. Source: @RealSirTomJones/Twitter

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.”

Fans of the It’s Not Unusual hitmaker were quick to share their shock at the rumours and offer their well-wishes on Twitter.

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.

Despite being in his 80s, the Delilah singer told the Mirror that he has no intention of retiring from singing and will continue to perform as live shows are his “lifeblood”.

“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.”


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