Elton John tour set to resume after walking pneumonia diagnosis


Elton John will perform the remainder of his New Zealand and Australia tour dates, his tour promoters have announced.

The news comes after the “Rocket Man” singer cut short a show on Sunday 16 February when walking pneumonia caused him to lose his voice.

Walking pneumonia is the unofficial term for a milder type of pneumonia, for which the sufferer is not required to be hospitalised or stay in bed.

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Fans had posted video online of John appearing to break down in tears as he was forced to abort the performance.

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Elton John sings on stage during a gig in 1971.

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Elton John performs in 1973

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Elton John on stage at an open-air concert in 1974.

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Miss Piggy and Elton John perform on the Muppet Show in 1976.

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Elton John performs in 1975.

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Elton John on stage at the Theatre Royal, London, for a special charity performance of “Mother Goose” in 1984.

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Elton John shows of his new uniform that was his hallmark for his British tour in 1982.

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Elton John at the piano during the Live Aid Concert in 1985.

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Elton John performing in 1986.

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Elton John performing during the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley in 1992.

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Singer Elton John performing at the NEC in Birmingham in 2002.

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Sir Elton John performs during the Live8 concert in Hyde Park in 2005.

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Elton John performs onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards hin Los Angeles on September 22, 2013

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Elton John and Lady Gaga perform live on the Sunset Strip, on February 27, 2016, as a thank you to the City of West Hollywood for their support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.



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