Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tony Bennett Cancels London Show But He’s OK, Just a Touch of Flu, Didn’t “Collapse”


Just got this message. Tony Bennett did cancel his show with Lady Gaga tonight. But I’m told he’s ok, it’s just a touch of flu. Cut him some slack– he’s 88. He’ll be back, bopping away!
British press said he collapsed at his soundcheck today. I am assured Tony had NO soundcheck today for his second of two shows at Royal Albert Hall.

Tony Bennett is known for never canceling a show, so it was a rare occurrence that, due to a flu virus, he was not able to perform the second of two sold-out shows with Lady Gaga at the Royal Albert Hall in London this evening.

He sent this message to his fans on Twitter:
“Sorry to not be singing in London tonight. I love my fans in the UK and appreciate all the well wishes to get over this flu quickly.”

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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