Tom Jones, 78, has cancelled his concert this evening at Chester Racecourse this evening due to illness.
Yesterday at 5pm Chester Races said the Tom Jones gig was going ahead and his band was en route
However, in a post tweeted just after 11.30am a statement says:
‘It is with regret that we have to postpone Tom Jones’ performance at Chester Racecourse this evening.
This show will be rescheduled for Sunday 12th August. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Sir Tom Jones has a bacterial infection for which he is being treated in hospital. The condition is being well managed and we are hoping for a speedy recovery.
He is extremely sorry and disappointed not to be able to perform tonight, and sincerely apologises for inconveniences caused to the audience and all those who are involved in the event. ‘
Tom Jones later sent a message to fans via social media – he said:
“I am so sorry for cancelling last nights show in Chichester, it’s the worse feeling having to let down everyone who was coming as well as everyone who is involved with the event.
I know many of you travel considerable distances and make plans with friends and family that take a lot of effort, and it is so disappointing when things don’t go right.
Although I can’t perform again tonight at Chester Racecourse, the good news is that we can get another date in Chester on August 12, so hopefully, I will see you there. Until then, a sincere thank you for your support and understanding.”