Rod Stewart cancels concert with Cyndi Lauper at the last minute over strep throat

Stewart was supposed to perform with guest Cyndi Lauper on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota


                            Rod Stewart cancels concert with Cyndi Lauper at the last minute over strep throat

Rod Stewart — in an echo of his previous stint — has once again canceled his concert that was supposed to be held on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center with promises of performing the show on October 14. The reason behind the last-minute postponing of the concert was his strep throat which allegedly left him unable to perform. An official statement that was released by Stewart reads: "Gutted that strep throat has left me unable to perform this week in Kansas City and the Twin Cities. Thanks to the fans and promoters for their support and swift rescheduling - I look forward to seeing you in October."

This isn't the first time Stewart has canceled a concert at the last minute though, as we mentioned before. As longtime fans will remember, back in 1988, he had canceled a concert at the old Met Center in Bloomington exactly 50 minutes into the show on the accounts of him being ill. In 2000, Stewart was treated for throat cancer.

Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart perform at Madison Square Garden on August 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart perform at Madison Square Garden on August 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

As for the Tuesday's concert, Stewart was supposed to perform with guest Cyndi Lauper. However, all tickets for the concert will be honoured in October, when Stewart decides to perform again. And those who bought tickets for the concert but won't be able to make it for the postponed one scheduled in October can also get their refunds at the point of purchase. His show scheduled for Wednesday night in Kansas City has also been postponed.

This coming September 28, Stewart is expected to release his 30th studio album 'Blood Red Roses'. Known for writing sultry songs like “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” and “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”, another special forte of Stewart was tackling social issues in his lyrics, like he did in 1976 with the release of his groundbreaking track 'The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)' which was a tribute to a friend of his who was unjustly killed for his sexual identity.

JinJoo Lee and Joe Jonas of DNCE, Sir Rod Stewart Cole Whittle of DNCE perform during a pre-taping for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on August 24, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for MTV)
JinJoo Lee and Joe Jonas of DNCE, Sir Rod Stewart Cole Whittle of DNCE perform during a pre-taping for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on August 24, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for MTV)

Still rocking and dishing out iconic performances, Stewart, for a man who is way past the age of 70, credits it all to his love for soccer. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, he had shared: "Soccer has always been a passion of mine. You know, I played it, read about it, watched it all my life, and I still play a little bit. And I do work out a lot, I must admit. And that keeps me fit for onstage. How long can I go on? That’s the million-dollar question. You know, I enjoy it. I get excited about it, and as long as that exists, I think I can carry on for another three weeks."

For those planning to diss him for canceling a concert last minute, Stewart would like to remind them that he 'never takes it for granted,' as he revealed to the outlet. "You know, it’s just the best job in the world," he said. "I know that’s an old cliche, but it really is. (President Donald) Trump thinks he’s got a good job. I’ve really got a great job."