Elton John cuts gig short after suffering from walking pneumonia

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Veteran performer Elton John has apologised to fans after cutting a gig short in New Zealand, after being diagnosed with walking pneumonia.

Sky News reports Elton John was performing at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Sunday evening as part of his global farewell tour when he lost his voice and began crying on stage.

Posting on Instagram shortly after leaving the stage, Sir Elton wrote: “I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland.

“I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible.

Elton John Instagram / Sky News

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