However, he had to cancel the show after doctors advised him to rest. "Elton is bitterly disappointed at missing (his) Red Piano concert in Newcastle, one of his favourite areas to perform," the Daily Star quoted the stars rep as saying. "The crowds are always great music fans and not being able to put on this special show for Newcastle is upsetting."
Both the shows will be held at a later date, while the other concerts scheduled next week are yet unaffected.
London (ANI): Sir Elton John is upset after scrapping a second concert in Britain as his influenza is still keeping him away from the stage. Last week, the Candle in the Wind singer was forced to cancel a performance at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England and was hoping to be up for the concert at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena in England on Oct 24.