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Rod Stewart Canceled Concert Gig At The Royal Variety Performance 2019 Due To A Last-Minute Throat Infection

November 20, 2019 13:25

Every year, The Royal Variety Performance creates an exquisite opportunity for viewers and attendees alike to enjoy the best international and local UK talent at the iconic London Palladium theatre. Since 1912, the event sees comedians, musicians, and other artists take the stage to benefit the Royal Variety Charity, which the Queen is a patron of.

The Royal Variety Performance 2019 was all that and more as the red carpet rolled out to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who had a lovely night enjoying the best entertainment in the UK. However, one star who everyone was looking forward to seeing on the stage never showed up.

Rod Stewart’s concert appearance was cancelled after the rock singer was forced to pull out of the show due to illness.

Rod Stewart’s performance was halted due to health reasons

This year, The Royal Variety Performance, which is set to air on ITV in December, was hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, who like many others were thrilled by the opportunity.

But what excited fans the most is that UK music legend, Rod Stewart, was set to perform on the show.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Sir Rod Stewart was forced to step down due to a throat infection. In an emotional Instagram post, he explained that despite his preparations, he was sad that he had to cancel last minute.

Due to a throat infection and on strict doctor’s orders I’m absolutely unable to perform… I’m very disappointed that I can’t be there to give my support.

Rightfully, the event missed a great performer but as he would have wanted, the show had to go on. Other artists graced the stage included Robbie Williams, Emeli Sande, and the cast of Mary Poppins.

The news of “Hot Rod’s” infection comes months after the 74-year-old pop legend disclosed that he had been battling prostate cancer. In September, he shared that he had gotten “all clear” on his scans, credit to his early diagnosis.

Fans empathized with Rod Stewart’s health complications

After Rod Stewart missed his performance, his fans sympathized with his situation as they wished him good health as he focuses on recovery.

@Theresa Pound: Get better soon Rod, ah sad to hear you unable to attend such a wonderful voice, just love your records, get well soon

@Marie Whitton: Oh, I hope he is not ill for long. I have always loved Rod!!!!♥️♥️

@Olive Braithwaite: Hope you’re soon better xx

@Helen Gillmore: Get better soon Sir Rod x x

We wish Sir Rod Stewart the very best health and hope he gets back on his horse soon enough. As we await The Royal Variety Performance 2019 to be televised, which stars are you eager to see?