Sir Tom Jones cancels concerts after being rushed to hospital with bacterial infection

Natasha Sporn
Unwell: Sir Tom Jones has been forced to cancel a second tour date after falling ill: Getty Images

Sir Tom Jones has been forced to cancel another show after being rushed to hospital with a bacterial infection.

The singer had been due to perform at Chester Racecourse this evening (July 19) but a message posted on his Twitter account confirmed that the show has been cancelled and rescheduled.

The statement read: “Sir Tom Jones has a bacterial infection for which he is being treated in hospital.

"The condition is being well managed and we are hoping for a speedy recovery.

“He is extremely sorry and disappointed not to be able to perform tonight and sincerely apologises for inconveniences caused to the audience and all those who are involved in the event.”

The show will now take place on Saturday 12 August with the news coming just a day after he cancelled his Stansted Park performance due to illness.

Well wishes: Fans rushed to send their best to The Voice UK judge following the news (Ian West/PA )

According to Wednesday’s statement, Jones had been advised by doctors not to perform and once again apologised for any inconvenience.

Fans rushed to wish the 78-year-old, who also appears on talent show The Voice UK, well in his recovery.

Ill health previously forced Jones to cancel his US tour last September, later revealing he had undergone a hip replacement.

He later opened up about the operation on ITV’s Lorraine show revealing that getting on and off stage became very difficult and that he knew he had to go under the knife to fix it.