Elton John shares emotional post to Kiwi fans after having to cancel concert early

Must See 17/02/2020

A devastated Sir Elton John has taken to social media after he was forced to halt his Auckland concert on Sunday after his voice gave out.

"I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today [Sunday], but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible," he said in an Instagram post after the concert. "I played and sang my heart out until my voice could sing no more."

Walking pneumonia is an infection caused by bacteria that mostly affects people's respiratory tracts. It's less severe than other forms of pneumonia but can still leave people feeling sick.

Despite efforts to battle through his set, he was forced to cut the show short.

Sir Elton was given medical attention on stage while paramedics were seen waiting with a stretcher in case he collapsed.

"I'm disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had," he wrote on Instagram.