Tom Jones is "determined" to return to live performing after hospital stay

21 July 2018, 12:50

By Tom Eames

The Welsh legend is in "good spirits" despite having to cancel a number of gigs.

Sir Tom Jones has told fans that he hopes to return to performing after getting treatment for a bacterial infection.

The 78-year-old has been forced to cancel several shows this week after being taken to hospital, including concerts at Stansted Park, Chester Racecourse and Belvoir Castle.

However, in a statement he said he is in "good spirits and the condition is being "well managed under doctor's orders".

"Appropriate recovery time and rest is advised," he added.

"Sir Tom is in good spirits and wants to extend both his heartfelt appreciation and his sincere apologies to all who planned to attend the shows, as well as those involved in the events," his statement said.

"He is determined to be back performing very soon. Sir Tom's next scheduled show is in Turku in Finland on Wednesday followed by a concert at York Racecourse on Friday.

He is then due to perform in France, Turkey and Germany before a gig in Edinburgh on August 6.