Tom Jones has been forced to cancel six dates in the far east and one in Abu Dhabi due to what is being called a "serious family illness".
The Philippines site The Inquirer wrote that Jones cancelled his Saturday night show at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Mandaluyong City just hours before it was to begin and asked to be taken directly to the airport. A source with the promoter said that he "looked devastated".
At first, rumors said that his wife of 59 years, Linda, was ill but his management has since denied the talk.
The following announcement was posted on his website:
Due to serious illness in his immediate family, Tom Jones has regretfully had to cancel the following dates.Tuesday April 5th – Bangkok Convention Centre, ThailandThursday April 7th – Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong KongSaturday April 9th – Seoul Olympic Hall, KoreaMonday April 11th – Tokyo Hitomi Kinen Hall, JapanTuesday April 12th – Osaka Orix Theatre, JapanFriday April 15th – Abu Dhabi Du Forum, United Arab EmiratesHe extends his deepest apologies to both the organisers and the fans, who he is most sad to disappoint. Customers should contact original point of purchase for refund information.