This is turning into a bit of a saga to be honest. Eventually we’ll call it EltonGate and refuse to speak of it, but for now here’s the story (in short):
Elton John was due to play show in Dubai on December 15th 2016, but it got postponed until January 17th. Then four days ago we heard the second gig was postponed until DECEMBER 2017, nearly a year after the original date. Both gigs were postponed due to health concerns ‘not of a seriously threatening nature’.
The promoters of the event (it sounds like they’re having their work cut out for them) made a statement about Elton’s health
“Sir Elton John will unfortunately have to postpone his January 20th 2017 show in Dubai for medical reasons. Although not of a seriously threatening nature he has been advised by his doctors to schedule a medical procedure to treat his condition immediately.
Elton apologies to his Middle East fans but with the prompt assistance of the promoter 117Live, we have managed to secure the new concert date of December 8th 2017. Elton is looking forward to seeing you all there, and promises an amazing show.”
Days later however, and videos emerge of Elton playing a number of his famous hits at a London wedding
The videos, posted to Facebook by a guest of the wedding, were taken in the last few days. Other stars performing included Anna Netrebko and Mariah Carey, at the wedding of the granddaughter of a Russian billionaire.
Maybe he’s already had the medical procedure and maybe he’s feeling a whole lot better. But fans may be a bit sore to have been let down by Elton in what seems like three times in a row.