Sir Tom Jones pulls out of a live show at the last minute but denies reports of "collapse"

13 July 2022, 15:08

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By Mayer Nissim

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Sir Tom Jones has reassured fans that he is doing okay after he was forced to pull out of a live show at the last minute.

The Welsh superstar was due to play at the MVM Dome in Budapest, Hungary last night (July 12) when the concert was cancelled shortly before showtime.

It was reported that the singer had "collapsed" backstage and needed emergency medical treatment, but Sir Tom has brushed off these claims.

"Hello to all concerned," he wrote on Twitter.

"I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat."

"A specialist came to visit and diagnosed 'viral laryngitis'. He strongly advised postponing this evening's show and prescribed medication and vocal rest."

"I did NOT 'collapse' anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour. Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour."

Sir Tom added: "Unfortunately, the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry.

Tom Jones in concert at the O2 Arena
Tom Jones in concert at the O2 Arena. Picture: Getty Images

"However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16. Thanks again for all your kind concern."

It's not yet clear if Sir Tom will be well enough to play his next planned show on his current tour, which is due to take place tomorrow (July 14) at Neimënster in Luxembourg.

Last year, Sir Tom released his 41st studio album Surrounded By Time, which was led by a stunning reworking of Todd Snider's 'Talking Reality Television Blues'.