Sir Tom Jones has been forced to postpone a concert in Budapest after collapsing before he was due to take the stage.

According to The Sun, the 82-year-old fell ill around an hour before he was scheduled to perform the show, as part of his Surrounded by Time tour.

However, Jones took to social media to deny claims that he had collapsed, explaining: “I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning 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.”

The Budapest concert replaced the originally advertised Kyiv stop on his tour due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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