Elton John
Elton John performs during his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Oct. 18, 2018. Getty Images/ Michael Loccisano

Twenty minutes after Elton John was scheduled to perform at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, it was announced the legendary singer would not be able to make it due to an ear infection.

The announcement was echoed on the Twitter page of Amway Center, along with the promise that the show would be rescheduled and hence, the concertgoers were told keep their tickets safe.

Understandably, the much-anticipated and sold-out show had some fans annoyed at the announcement. One of them was Kelly Krupinski, who had driven with her parents from Jacksonville, Florida, to attend the show. “We thought it was a joke, we didn't think it was real,” Krupinski told Orlando Sentinel. “So did the people behind us.”

Her mother Carol Krupinski said: “I want my $20 back for parking, but I’m pretty sure they’re not going to do that.”

However, an extended statement on Amway Center’s website told concertgoers to not only hold on to their tickets but also the receipts/passes from the arena’s parking lots, for future usage.

Shortly after the announcement, the Amalie Arena in Tampa, where the singer was supposed to perform Wednesday also announced a similar cancelation. “Due to an ear infection and doctor’s orders, the 11/28 @eltonofficial Tampa show is being POSTPONED to a date to be determined. All tix for the original date are valid for the rescheduled date. If a guest cannot attend the new date, refunds are available at point of purchase,” said a message on the arena’s Twitter page as well as website.

Incidentally, as of the time of writing, John’s personal Twitter account had not been updated with the necessary information about the dual cancelations. Instead it only had tweets which built hype about the Orlando concert, such as, “The #EltonFarewellTour moves onto Orlando tonight for another sold out Florida show. See you soon, @AmwayCenter!”

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which started in September this year, has been promoted as John’s final tour. The last scheduled show is in London in December 2020.

Here are a few other frustrated fans' reactions from social media.