Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel his concert in Indianapolis due to illness.

The 72-year-old said in a statement that he ‘hates to let his fans down’ after the news was announced by the venue.

The cancellation comes just one day after the passing of his mother-in-law Gladys.

Taking to Twitter, Elton wrote ‘To my dear fans in Indianapolis, It is with the heaviest heart that I’m forced to deliver the news that I am extremely unwell and therefore unable to perform at @TheFieldhouse tonight.’

He continued ‘I absolutely hate to let my fans down, but I owe it to you to put on the best #EltonFarewellTour show possible and unfortunately that’s simply not possible.”The date will be rearranged for March 2020, and I promise I will deliver the show you deserve. Thank you so much for your support and understanding. Elton x’

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Fans were informed the show was canceleld in an announcement by the venue, whcih said ‘Due to illness, Elton John’s concert slated for tonight, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020.

‘We do apologize for any inconvenience caused by this necessary change and wish Elton a speedy recovery.’