With great regret Elton John has been forced to cancel his concert tonight (Friday 23 October) at Sheffield Arena.
Doctors visited Elton this afternoon and confirmed that he had Flu. Upon medical advice Elton has been advised that he cannot perform tonight to allow him time to recover before performing the remaining dates on his UK tour.
A spokesperson for Elton John commented: "Elton is terribly disappointed that he is unable to perform tonight's Red Piano show for the people of Sheffield. He has always enjoyed a tremendous reaction from the audiences every time he has performed at the Arena"
Concert promoters Marshall Arts ask ticket holders for Sheffield to retain their tickets. A further announcement regarding the concert will be made at 1pm on Monday 26 October 2009.
All other dates on Elton's Red Piano Tour will be not affected and are as follows:
Saturday 24 October - NEWCASTLE - Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 27 October - LONDON - Wembley Arena
Wednesday 28 October - LIVERPOOL - Echo Arena