Singer forced to shelve tonight's gig due to a viral infection

George Michael has been forced to cancel his show at London‘s Royal Albert Hall tonight (October 26) due to illness.

The singer has been diagnosed with a viral infection and has a high temperature and has postponed the show on medical advice. He has promised he will reschedule the date, with all original tickets remaining valid, but has not announced when this will be as yet.

Michael played a trouble free set at the venue last night (October 25) and included covers of Rihanna‘s ‘Russian Roulette’ and Amy Winehouse‘s ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ as part of his show, but became unwell today.

He has indicated that the cancellation of tonight’s performance will allow him time to recover before his next concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which is due to be on Friday night (October 28).

A spokesman for the singer said:

George is disappointed that he cannot perform tonight’s concert, but he has been advised to rest. He received a tremendous reaction from the audience last night and is very sorry that he has had to postpone

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George Michael is currently in the midst of his ‘Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour’, which sees him performing with a large orchestra. The tour is due to run until December 12, when Michael performs at the Manchester Evening News Arena.