Billy Joel delivered a bitter note to his fans on Sunday when he canceled his December 19 concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The Piano Man explained on social media that he had to cancel due to illness.
“I am disappointed to report that I am on medical order from vocal rest due to a viral infection, so unfortunately I have to postpone my Monday, December 19th concert at Madison Square Garden until June,” said the 73-year-old Grammy winner explained.
Cancelled: Billy Joel cancels performance at Madison Square Garden and is “under doctor’s order for vocal rest” due to viral infection (pictured above on December 10)
“I’m so sorry to break this to you so close to show day, but I was hoping to be closer to a full recovery by now. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. I look forward to seeing you again in the new year. – BILLY JOEL’
The singer’s website, BillyJoel.com, said the new date would be June 2, but that too could change if there’s a conflict with a playoff game.
Both the New York Knicks and New York Rangers call MSG home, and although the regular season for basketball and hockey ends in April, the playoffs for both sports could extend into June.
Note: Billy apologized for the late announcement but was hoping to be there in time for the gig when he announced the cancellation on social media
New date: The canceled show has a new date of June 2, 2023, but Billy’s website reported that this could change if there are conflicts with playoff games
The artist began his monthly residency at the famous venue in 2014 and has performed there nearly 100 times since then.
Tickets for Monday’s canceled show were bought well in advance and many fans traveled thousands of miles to see the show.
‘Noooooo! Coming from Australia, one world traveler wrote, “I’m devastated but I totally understand.
Disappointed: Many of Billy’s fans traveled from as far away as England and Australia to see the Grammy winner perform
Another crossed the Atlantic for the concert and shared her disappointment, saying: “Flew in from England to see this. Get well soon Billy.’
The star recently returned from shows in Australia and New Zealand, playing newer music and favorite hits like Allentown and Uptown Girl.
For now, Billy must look forward to relaxing and spending the holidays with his wife Alexis Roderick and their daughters Della Rose, seven, and Remy Anne, five. Billy shares an older daughter, Alexa Ray, 36, with ex-wife Christie Brinkley.
Family time: For now, Billy has to look forward to relaxing and spending the holidays with his wife Alexis Roderick and their daughters Della Rose, seven, and Remy Anne, five. Billy shares an older daughter, Alexa Ray, 36, with ex-wife Christie Brinkley
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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