Sir Tom Jones was forced to cancel a concert in Budapest, Hungary, after reportedly "collapsing" just before going on stage. A source told the MailOnline that the "Sexbomb" singer fell ill and collapsed about an hour before he was set to take the stage at the MVM Dome.
"Tom Jones collapsed, so his concert was cancelled tonight and doctors were called to the stadium," the source said. "His management has set August 16th as the new date for the concert." Tom, the report says, wanted to continue the gig, but doctors convinced him to take the night off and recover.
"Unfortunately following doctors' advice, Tom Jones regrets he is unable to perform at the MVM Dome this evening," the venue said in a statement to ticket holders. "Sir Tom sends his sincere apologies for the inconvenience created but looks forward to performing for you in August."
Tom later took to Instagram to insist he didn't collapse but said he did fall ill. "Hello to all concerned. I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat. A specialist came to visit and diagnosed 'viral laryngitis.' He strongly advised postponing the show and prescribed medication and vocal rest. I did not 'collapse' anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour. Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour," he wrote in part.
Tom is the second legendary singer in as many weeks to fall ill either before a concert or during a show.
Just last week Carlos Santana collapsed during an outdoor concert near Detroit. His wife said the "Black Magic Woman" singer was diagnosed with heat exhaustion & dehydration.