Tom Jones has been discharged from a hospital in Monte Carlo after being admitted with ‘severe dehydration’. The 71-year-old Welsh singer was taken to the Princess Grace Hospital at the weekend. He was consequently forced to cancel the last concert of his 3-month tour in Monaco.
“Sir Tom was released from hospital [Tuesday] and is now in very good health,” said a message posted on the entertainer’s website. “A big thank you to all for your concern, your messages and wishes have been very thoughtful,” it also stated.
The star was expected to perform at the at the Salle des Etoiles as part of Monte Carlo’s Sporting Summer Festival on Saturday night, and expressed ‘deep regrets’ to his fans for not being able to attend. The statement dismissed rumours than Sir Tom was suffering from heart problems and said the star hoped to see his fans in Monte Carlo very soon.
A statement given to People clarified the whole situation: “Sir Tom was ordered by doctors not to perform in Monte Carlo yesterday evening, due to severe dehydration. This was extremely disappointing for Tom, the band and all connected with the tour. This was the last date of a very successful 3-month tour, where many of the shows were in locations that were in the throes of high summer heat. There are NO heart problems, as has been reported in the press.”
Tom Jones rose to fame in the mid-1960s with his biggest hit ‘It’s Not Unusual’ and has since sold over 100 million records. He also became famed for having female fans throw their underwear at him while he was on-stage.
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