He devastated fans after announcing he had to cancel gigs in Orlando and Tampa.
And now Sir Elton John has penned a heartfelt apology to his following after revealing he is battling an ear infection.
The singing superstar took to Instagram to say sorry to his fans after axing dates of his Farewell: Yellow Brick Road tour in Florida.
Alongside a snap of a poster welcoming him to Orlando, Elton wrote: “I’m so deeply sorry to everyone attending the shows in Orlando last night and Tampa tonight.
“I have been on a course of antibiotics to combat an ear infection and it was expected that these would clear the infection up in time for me to play Orlando.
- Elton John cancels show due to ear infection – ’20 minutes after it was meant to start’
Elton posed this snap on Instagram alongside a lengthy apology to his fans
Elton John upset fans by cancelling gigs due to illness
“I travelled to the venue in preparation for the show, but after further consultation with doctors before taking the stage, the decision had to be taken on their advice that I still wasn’t well enough to perform.”
Elton admitted that he didn’t want to compromise the quality of the gig by performing while unwell.
“We always play 100% live and with impaired hearing and ear pain, I wouldn’t have been able to deliver the performance that my fans deserve.
“I absolutely hate letting my fans down and it was an incredibly hard decision to take.
The legend promised that he would make it up to his fans in Florida
(Image: Getty Images North America)
“I will take a couple of days rest to allow the infection to clear up fully, and both shows will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”
Despite being billed as his final ever series of gigs, Elton vowed to make sure that the dates would be rescheduled.
He continued: “I promise I will be back to make it up to you and apologise for all the inconvenience.
“Thank-you for all your patience and support. Love, Elton #EltonFarewellTour.”
The star is battling an ear infection
The Grammy winner, 71, had reportedly cancelled his gig in Orlando just 22 minutes before he was due on stage, angering fans.
One wrote: "Uhhh…at @AmwayCenter and they just announced Elton John isn’t playing because of an ear infection. Show was scheduled for 8. Announcement came at 8:22."
Another fan tweeted: "Goodbye to you Sir Elton John! #screwedyourfans.”
Showbiz and TV editor’s picks
Piers blasts David Beckham
Christopher Maloney’s sex attack horror
Katie Price bankrupt
Piers and Peter snog