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Tony Bennett Falls Ill, Cancels London Show With Lady Gaga

Rumors are flying about a heart attack, but the singer's Twitter claims he has the flu

Update: Lady Gaga just chimed in. That’s below. Live Nation has also commented (below as well).

Live Nation’s statement: 

Live Nation has confirmed that the performance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga previously scheduled for this evening at the Royal Albert Hall is not taking place.

Unfortunately, Tony Bennett has come down with a flu virus which has prevented him from performing the second of two sold-out shows in London.

Ticket holders are instructed to retain their tickets to this event pending more information. Fans who have purchased tickets online will be notified via the ticket outlets as soon as additional information is available.

According to fans lined up for tonight’s Cheek to Cheek performance by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in London, the latter singer has reportedly fallen ill with the flu, leading to the concert’s cancellation. Though little else is known at the moment, the Royal Albert Hall — where the show was set to be held — has issued an official statement below:


SPIN has reached out to Bennett’s publicist for comment. Though rumors initially flew about the legend suffering a possible heart attack during soundcheck for the show, Bennett’s Twitter account sent out the following message:

More as we hear it.