Singer Sir Tom Jones performs onstage at the 25th anniversary of  the MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs.
Photo: Michael Kovac/WireImage
Photo: Michael Kovac/WireImage

Tom Jones fans worried after beloved singer postpones tour

Sir Tom Jones is postponing his concert tour, citing “medical advice.” Jones also said he’ll return to the stage in 2018 in the announcement about the tour cancellation on Saturday.

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The singer, known for hits like “What’s New Pussycat” and “It’s Not Unusual,” broke the news on Saturday via Twitter. A tweet on his page said, “Following medical advice, Mr. Jones has announced that he will unfortunately be postponing his tour.” The message claimed that “dates are being rescheduled for May and June 2018,” but that any fans hoping to get their money back should “contact their point of purchase.”

The 77-year-old singer was slated to begin a long tour on Sept. 6 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. According to a flyer on his social media accounts, the tour spanned the United States and would have concluded in October. Instead, he hopes to play the shows in the spring/summer of 2018.

Jones has enjoyed a long career that began in the ’60s with multiple Grammy nominations. He has sold over 100 million records and was knighted in 2006. He offered his “sincere apologies” to fans and “looks forward to seeing them all again in 2018.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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