Rod Stewart had some sad – and somewhat alarming – news for fans on Friday, March 17 as he had to cancel his show. The iconic British rocker, 78, was due to perform at Australia’s Mt. Duneed Estate alongside the 80s icon Cyndi Lauper and New Zealand singer Jon Stevens. Rod took to his Instagram to announce that the concert was canceled “due to illness”.
“Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment regret to announce that tonight’s performance by Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens at Mt. Duneed Estate, Geelong will not take place due to illness,” the statement read. “We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience to ticket holders. A further announcement regarding concert arrangements will be made early next week.
However, it’s unclear who fell victim to the disease, as Cyndi and Jon shared the same statement. Cyndi, 69, added the post with the caption ‘Repost from Sir Rod Stewart’, while Jon, 61, wrote alongside, ‘Important announcement’.
As fans know, Rod recently appeared quite happy and healthy as he hung out with his family, especially his daughter who is pregnant with her first child! The singer enjoyed a baby shower with his ex Kelly Ember and their daughter Rubyexpecting a baby with her partner Jake Kalick. Kelly took to her Instagram on Feb. 20 to share a photo from the reunion, captioning it “#itsafamilyaffair #wearehavingababy.”
Rod and Kelly welcomed Ruby on June 17, 1987. Ruby initially followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a model, but later turned her eyes to her father’s craft. After forming and disbanding a band called Revoltaire, she formed a country duo called The Sisterhood with singer Alyssa Bonagura.
The arrival of Ruby and Jake’s baby boy will make Rod a grandfather for the second time. Her first foray into the world of grandparents came after her daughter Kimberly welcomed girl Delilah on August 21, 2011 with the actor Benicio del Toro.
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