AN ICONIC singer who is due to perform in Worcester has denied reports of being ill after 'collapsing' on stage.

Music legend Sir Tom Jones has hit out at claims he collapsed on stage during a live performance as medics rushed to support him.

The 82-year-old had to pull out of a concert in Budapest as part of his Surrounded by Time tour.

Sir Tom is due to perform at Pitchcroft on Saturday, August 13, as part of his tour.

Amid reports he “collapsed” on stage, he dismissed the reports as “pure rumour” on social media.

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The statement said: "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 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.

"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."

He signed off the message with “TJ”.

His Surrounded By Time tour has seen him visit cities such as Amsterdam, Denmark and Madrid, and he is due to perform nearly 20 more dates this summer, including a handful in the UK.

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It has been a busy couple of years for Tom Jones having released a new album and continuing his television commitments.

Sir Tom released a brand new album Surrounded By Time which topped the UK charts and he continues in his role as coach and mentor on the latest series of The Voice alongside Olly Murs, Anne-Marie and

Tom Jones Surrounded by Sound tour 2022 UK dates

  • Friday, June 17 - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • Saturday, June 18 - Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • Friday, July 8 - Henley On Thames Festival 
  • Sunday, July 10 - The Piece Hall, Halifax
  • Sunday, July 24 - Bitts Park, Carlisle
  • Tuesday, July 26 - Scarborough Open Air Theatre
  • Wednesday, August 10 - Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
  • Thursday, August 11 - Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
  • Saturday, August 13 - Pitchcroft, Worcester
  • Sunday, August 14 - Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden, Essex