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ORLANDO, Fla. - Update 9:11 a.m. EST Nov. 28: Elton John’s staff has issued an official statement concerning Tuesday and Wednesday night’s concert cancellations. In the statement posted to Twitter, the singer said “Elton and his band play 100% live and with impaired hearing and ear pain he wouldn’t have been able to deliver the performance his fans deserve. He will take a couple of days rest to allow the infection to clear up and both will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”
Original report: Thousands of disappointed Florida fans did not get to see Elton John perform at the Amway Center on Tuesday night.
The singer had to cancel his Orlando performance due to an ear infection, according to fans on Twitter.
The star was scheduled to perform as part of his Elton John Farewell Tour at 8 p.m. An announcement was made nearly 30 minutes later that he would not be able to perform.
Fans were asked to leave the venue.
"The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future," the venue said in a statement. "Please save your concert tickets and receipts/passes for any Amway Center parking lots, as they will be honored for the new performance."
Venue officials responded to unhappy concertgoers on Twitter, saying that John was in the building and that they made the announcement as soon as they learned he would not be able to perform.
Tampa's Amalie Arena tweeted Tuesday evening that John's show scheduled for Wednesday has also been canceled and will be rescheduled. Those who bought tickets for the Tampa show may use the tickets to attend the rescheduled concert or they may request a refund if they are unable to attend it.
We're sorry to announce that due to an ear infection, Elton John is unable to perform tonight. The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future so please hold onto your tickets. pic.twitter.com/fZRVH1tVyu— Amway Center (@AmwayCenter) November 28, 2018
#eltonfarewelltour #EltonJohn I can’t believe you canceled an 8pm concert at 8.25pm. No-one could have called that earlier? Seriously? Unbelievable. My 8 year old mega fan is devastated. pic.twitter.com/sXomyYcVYH— Suzi Brady (@SuziBrady1982) November 28, 2018
~The star was scheduled to perform as part of his #EltonJohn Farewell Tour at 8 p.m. An announcement was made nearly a half hour later that he would not be able to perform. https://t.co/fxCC11Pv0t via @WFTV— ⌛️carol muse⌛️ (@llacigart) November 28, 2018
I give you the before and after faces of our #eltonfarewelltour concert experience. @eltonjohn we hope you feel better soon! And we can’t wait to see you when you’re able to reschedule. #worstbirthdayever #amwaycenter #orlando #eltonjohn @ Amway... https://t.co/YUtCwqHJAE— a noteworthy life (@Noteworthy_Gigs) November 28, 2018