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Tom Jones took to Instagram to shut down any rumours he had collapsed on stage.

The Sex Bomb singer, 82, made headlines on Tuesday night (July 12) after he was forced to postpone a concert on his Surrounded By Time tour.

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The music icon was reportedly instructed to cancel the show after he "collapsed" on stage.

However, he has since confirmed the forced postponement was instead due to "viral laryngitis".

While he denied the "pure rumour", he did apologise to fans for cancelling the show at the last minute and confirmed he had already rescheduled the show.

Tom told his 451k fans: "Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat."

He added: "A specialist came to visit and diagnosed 'viral laryngitis'. He strongly advised postponing this evening's 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 wrapped up by sending his apologies to fans for any inconvenience and confirmed the rearranged date.

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Tom said: "Unfortunately, the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry.

"However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16. Thanks again for all your kind concern. TJ."

Fans flocked to the comment section to to leave messages of support in the comments section of the statement.

One user penned: "Hello Sir Tom, I wish you a best and rapid recovery!! Please take care and follow all the medical advices!! get well soon!!"

Another penned: "So sorry to read this. I know how you love to make us happy with your magnificent voice. Stay home rest get better. We will wait."

And a third said: "So glad you have taken doctor's advice. Get well soon wishes sent your way!"

Singer Tom's Surrounded By Time tour has a number of dates in the UK, including Glasgow, Manchester, London and Birmingham.

He is due to gig in Germany, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway and Belgium over the coming weeks.


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