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Elton John Cancels Alabama Concert, Citing Health Problem

Elton John Cancels Alabama Concert, Citing Health Problem

Elton John has canceled a show on Friday in Birmingham, Alabama, after he came down with an unspecified health problem.

The “Rocket Man”singer was scheduled to play at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, and a photo on arena’s Facebook page actually showed the British singer’s piano in place on stage for the show.

But just hours before the show was to start, Ticketmaster released a statement on its website that Elton John had canceled the show. Officials at the arena said it was a medical reason that forced Sir Elton to cancel, but did not have any more details.

The cancellation came after a revelation about some of the 65-year-old singer’s peculiar demands while on tour. While on a visit to Brazil, Elton John reportedly asked for an extra hotel room for his eyeglasses, and asked the promoters of the show to make sure the room at the Ouro Minas five-star hotel in Belo Horizonte stayed at a constant 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Elton John has also been known to request a number of beverages, including four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of skim milk, two bottles of top-shelf Pinot Grigio, five large bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water, and eight small bottles of French Evian water. So if a doctor tells Elton John gets rest and drinks plenty of fluids to clear up his unknown sickness, he’ll be all set.

It could be that Elton John’s busy schedule is contributing to his poor health. The singer has 23 shows before the end of May, including a tour of the southern United States and three weeks playing at Caeser’s Palace in Las Vegas. His slate is filled through the end of 2013 as well.

There was no word on whether Elton John would cancel his next concert. The singer is schedule to play at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Saturday.

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40 Responses to “Elton John Cancels Alabama Concert, Citing Health Problem”

  1. Carl Jameson

    NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, (DON'T SHOW ME THE CARFAX)!

  2. Jack Duplex

    Homosexual activity is an abomination toward God and is condemed throughout the Holy Bible. Homosexual activity is equated at the same level as humans having sex with animals. God has never tolerated perverted sexual behavior in humans. One may beseech the Lord for forgiveness however they are still held accountable, especially if the behavior continues. Life on earth is short compared to where you will spend eternity.

  3. Jack Duplex

    Alternative lifestyle? It means homosexual ? Ok, now I get it. I thought it meant being a magician or somebody that liked to wear disguises to not be noticed by other people.

    Now it all makes sense, because I once heard that Elton John was a master of many disguises, you know, like living an alternative lifestyle.

    Anyway, being a master of disguises, I heard Elton John once dressed up as an elevator.
    His guitar player,…….. not knowing this……….went down on him.

  4. Thomas McCallum

    My first concert was Elton at Dodger stadium in 75, best concert ever. I've seen him since then and he was great, lately though not so much. Last time was Charlotte in 05, hardly worth going, he's mellowed to the point of melancholy.

  5. Jerry Hawley

    @ Pat Allgeier…. Alabama doesn't want you either….

  6. Walter Kynnap

    Come-on , we weren't born yesterday folks—–That little Bum-F**ker's ticket & album sales have been going down the toilet , ever since he started sleepin with that other pedophile……that he claims as his other "Whatever". Not rocket science——-Canceling Due to Illness = Poor Ticket Sales. Simple.

  7. Ann Vlaun

    Are you kidding me…after the last performance, I saw, at Germaine Arena in Ft. Myers, Fl…..give the man everything or anything he wants….to the slackers below…"you go try and do it"… he has and always will "ROCK" He played for 3.5 hours…straight! AWESOME CONCERT….

  8. Ann Vlaun

    Are you kidding me…after the last performance, I saw, at Germaine Arena in Ft. Myers, Fl…..give the man everything or anything he wants….to the slackers below…"you go try and do it"… he has and always will "ROCK" He played for 3.5 hours…straight! AWESOME CONCERT….

  9. Jerry Hawley

    Stupid comment…….. spell check racist…D.A. Racism is everywhere, unfortunately. Quite the contrary… the city of Birmingham has had a black mayor for the last 30 years. The only way to get over racism comments like yours is not to make them. Do all proud Alabamaians a favor…never come here…

  10. Jerry Hawley

    Stupid comment…….. spell check racist…D.A. Racism is everywhere, unfortunately. Quite the contrary… the city of Birmingham has had a black mayor for the last 30 years. The only way to get over racism comments like yours is not to make them. Do all proud Alabamaians a favor…never come here…

  11. Ann Vlaun

    Racist or raciest… I live in LA…Lower Alabama… Florida that is…..home to all the "good ole boys"…no wonder we cannot pass legislation for pro-NP.

  12. Ann Vlaun

    Racist or raciest… I live in LA…Lower Alabama… Florida that is…..home to all the "good ole boys"…no wonder we cannot pass legislation for pro-NP.

  13. Kimerly Keshock

    He doesn't have a room for his glasses. He is ill. You are all sick with your gross comments! Elton John has been non stop performing concerts for years and years and making albums! While you sit there and talk nasty!