The Royal Albert Hall has tweeted that ‘tonight’s concert has been cancelled due to Tony Bennett being taken ill’.
This would have been his second concert in an extended ‘Cheek to Cheeky’ tour with Lady Gaga. Fans in and around the hall were told of the cancellation half an hour before the concert was to begin.
We wish the veteran crooner a swift recovery.
UPDATE: ‘Unfortunately, Tony Bennett has come down with a flu virus which has prevented him from performing the second of two sold-out shows in London,’ says a statement from Bennett’s people. ‘Ticket holders are instructed to retain their tickets to this event pending more information. Fans who have purchased tickets online will be notified via the ticket outlets as soon as additional information is available.’