Elton John Cancels Show, Citing Medical Reasons

Singer was set to perform tonight in Birmingham, Alabama

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Elton John performs at the Hyperion Theater.
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Elton John has abruptly canceled his Friday night concert in Birmingham, Alabama due to medical reasons, reports the Associated Press. Officials at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, where John was slated to perform, did not offer additional details at press time. 

Ticketmaster is offering refunds for those who purchased tickets. John is scheduled to play at Memphis, Tennessee's FedExForum on Saturday night; there's no word on the status of that show.

John is touring ahead of the September release of his new album, The Diving Board, which returns to the piano/bass/drums arrangements of his earliest albums. "It's got everything I love about American music," the singer-songwriter recently told Rolling Stone. "Gospel, soul, country."