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Sir Elton John tests positive for COVID-19; The music icon performed in Houston this past weekend

HOUSTON – Legendary singer Elton John has suspended his concert tour after testing positive for COVID-19, according to tour officials.

John, 74, had just returned to the stage last week, after taking a nearly two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The singer, who is traveling the country on his “Elton and the Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, just performed for cheering fans in Houston at the Toyota Center on Friday and Saturday. During his performance on Saturday, he announced that his keyboardist couldn’t be there because he had COVID.

The “Rocketman” then played an impressive set taking the audience back in time. It received rave reviews from fans on social media.

John was scheduled to perform at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday and Wednesday, but that has since been canceled. According to a press release on the venue’s site, he is fully vaccinated and boosted, and has only mild symptoms.

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After Dallas, the tour was also scheduled to stop in Little Rock, Ark., and Oklahoma City. It is not yet known if these dates will also be postponed.

According to his website, he is scheduled to return to Houston on Nov. 4. This performance will take place at Minute Maid Park.


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