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Elton John performs at wedding days after cancelling Dubai gig



Sir Elton John recently postponed his much-anticipated Dubai gig (for a second time) due to medical reasons. However, videos uploaded to social media show the “Candle in the Wind” singer performing at a London wedding just days before his scheduled performance.

His initial gig on Thursday December 15, 2016, was moved due to flu, and rescheduled for Friday January 20, 2017. Promoters 117 Live said in a statement: “Sir Elton John will unfortunately have to postpone his January 20th 2017 show in Dubai for medical reasons. Although not of a seriously threatening nature he has been advised by his doctors to schedule a medical procedure to treat his condition immediately.”

Although the 69-year-old singer had to move his Dubai gig to December 8, 2017 (almost a year after the initial date) due to health reasons, fans will be pleased to learn that he is well enough to perform. It may be that his medical procedure simply clashed with his performance in Dubai or stopped him from flying.

The footage, uploaded via Facebook Live Saturday January 14, was shot by a guest at a glamourous London wedding. It shows Elton John performing four songs at a swanky venue.

Other performers included Russian opera singer Anna Netrebko and the one and only Mariah Carey.

This comes after news that Elton’s friend, ex-England manager Graham Taylor passed away last Thursday. “We will cherish Graham and drown our sorrows in the brilliant memories he gave us,” the singer wrote on Instagram.

Elton’s December 2017 concert will be at the Autism Rocks Arena. If you’ve already got yourself a ticket, it will still be valid for the new date. If you can’t make it, you can contact the ticket distributer for a refund.

For those who are keen to see the “Rocket Man” in action, tickets are still available from between AED295 and AED1,195 via

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