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He's still standing: Elton John to finish New Zealand tour

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 20:41:02-05

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand this week after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance.

Video clips posted online by fans showed John breaking down in tears as he ended the concert Sunday night in Auckland.

The 72-year-old singer thanked the fans who attended and apologized for ending the show early. His post on Instagram said he had walking pneumonia but “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more."

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