Leo Sayer "sorry" to cancel UK concerts after health issues put him in hospital
11 October 2023, 13:36
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Leo Sayer has been forced to cancel his upcoming UK concerts.
The 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing' star was due to fly over from his long-time home of Australia to perform in his native country.
Leo Sayer was one of the major acts set to play the beloved We Love The 70s weekender at Butlins in Skegness over this coming weekend.
He's had to cancel his plans entirely, as health issues have sadly meant that Leo now finds himself "very ill" in hospital.
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Suffering from a handful of medical complications which seem to have all arisen at once, the singer says he's "sorry" for having to cancel on his expectant fans.
The 75-year took to his Facebook to explain the situation to his fans who might've been shocked at his upcoming cancellation.
I haven’t posted anything publicly about this before but I couldn’t fly or make the recent shows in the UK as I became...Posted by Leo Sayer on Saturday, October 7, 2023
Posting a photo of himself looking in good spirits, Leo added that his current emotion was "feeling thankful".
The caption alongside his photo post explained: "I haven’t posted anything publicly about this before but I couldn’t fly or make the recent shows in the UK as I became very ill just before the trip."
"I have been in hospital here for the last 3 weeks in Australia with kidney, bladder and prostrate complications. It all happened at the last moment, so it was too late to warn anyone."
"Many thanks to Butlins and Tony Denton for making replacement arrangements for these shows. I’m so sorry to have disappointed my fans but these things can happen to us 75 year olds!"
He continues: "I'm still in hospital now but well on the mend. I will take a necessary short break from activities and be back fighting for shows in 2024. - particularly my UK and Ireland tour next autumn."
"Thank you everyone for all your concerns and good wishes…." the 'More Than I Can Say' singer goes on to add.
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Leo Sayer was born in West Sussex, and became a megastar throughout the 1970s, scoring six top ten albums alongside a host of high-flying hits.
Seemingly ever-present on the charts during that era, the singer is most known for his disco classic 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'.
His last major hit was in 2006, when DJ Meck remixed his classic song 'Thunder In My Heart' which went to number one in the UK.
Sayer's most recent album was released in 2019, which was called Selfie. He recorded the album at home in Queensland where he lives with his wife Donatella Piccinetti.
After being together for nearly 40 years, the couple finally tied the knot earlier this year in a private ceremony with only their nearest and dearest in attendance.
Let's hope that Leo gets back on his feet soon enough so he can enjoy his marriage for a few more years yet.