Tom Jones has shared an update on his health after being forced to postpone a show in Budapest last night (July 12).
The British singer was due to perform in the Hungarian capital as part of his current tour of Europe and the UK, but the concert was canceled at the last minute. It has now been rescheduled for August 16.
Jones issued a statement on social media in the early hours of this morning (July 13) to deny reports that he had weakened earlier in the day in Budapest. “I have NOT been ‘left out’ at any point,” she wrote, “that is pure hearsay.”
Explaining the reason for the postponement, Jones said: “I traveled from the UK to Budapest last night and woke up this morning with a sore throat. A specialist came to see me and diagnosed me with ‘viral laryngitis’.
“He strongly recommended that the night’s show be postponed and prescribed medication and vocal rest.”
The message continued: “Hopefully the swelling will go down soon as I look forward to continuing my amazing summer tour. Unfortunately the show had to be canceled at the last minute and I’m sorry about that. Thanks again for your support.” kind concern. TJ.”
The “Surrounded By Time” tour will reopen tomorrow (July 14) in Luxembourg, before the following dates in Italy (16), Croatia (18) and Germany (20). Jones is due to return to the UK later this month for concerts in Carlisle (24) and Scarborough (26).
In April 2021, he released his 41st studio album – titled “Surrounded By Time” – through EMI. The collection covers songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Bobby Cole.
Last December, Tom Jones played a series of UK concerts in support of the record, including a performance at London’s O2 Arena.