Tom Jones Hospitalized After Cancelled Gig—But His Heart's Fine

By Sam Schulz
|  Sunday, Aug 28, 2011  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Top Entertainment Photos

Getty Images

71-year-old Welsh pop star Tom Jones almost made it through a three-month tour but had to cancel its last gig and check into the hospital for "severe dehydration."

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Tom Jones, the Welsh singer whose sex appeal knows no age limits, is recovering in a hospital in Monaco from a bout of "severe dehydration," his spokesman said Sunday.

The 71-year-old Welsh singer whose sex appeal knows no bounds denied reports in British tabloids that a heart scare had been behind his Saturday concert's cancellation.

The cancelled Saturday show was supposed to wrap up a three-month world tour.

A spokesman for the Princess Grace Hospital where Jones was recouping told The Associated Press that the pop star was doing well but didn't say when he would be released.

"Sir Tom was ordered by doctors not to perform in Monte Carlo yesterday evening," said a statement on Jones' Web site, where he also apologized to his fans for the unusual cancellation.

Jones became a star beginning in the 1960s with a string of hits like "It's Not Unusual" and "She's a Lady."

Over the decades, he earned an enduring reputation as an international sex symbol with the help of his long-running Las Vegas gigs and his legions of underpants-throwing fans.

Selected Reading: Today, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out