Leo Sayer has detailed “last moment” “kidney, bladder and prostrate complications” in a new social media post.
English-Australian singer-songwriter Leo Sayer took to Facebook yesterday (8 October) and revealed serious health problems he’s been experiencing.
Posting a photo of himself from the Southern Highlands Private Hospital, the You Make Me Feel Like Dancing singer shared that he’s been getting treatment over the last three weeks for “last moment” “kidney, bladder and prostrate complications”. Thankfully, Sayer is on the mend. You can read his Facebook post below.
I haven’t posted anything publicly about this before but I couldn’t fly or make the recent shows in the UK as I became very ill just before the trip. I have been in hospital here for the last 3 weeks in Australia with kidney, bladder and prostrate complications. It all happened at the last moment, so it was too late to warn anyone. Many thanks to Butlins and Tony Denton for making replacement arrangements for these shows.
“I’m so sorry to have disappointed my fans but these things can happen to us 75 year olds! I’m still in hospital now but well on the mend. I will take a necessary short break from activities and be back fighting for shows in 2024. - particularly my UK and Ireland tour next autumn.
“Thank you everyone, for all your concerns and good wishes…
In January 2022, Leo Sayer released his last album, a tribute to The Beatles. Northern Songs: Leo Sayer Sings The Beatles features a 19-song tracklist of classics, including Eleanor Rigby, Strawberry Fields Forever, Get Back, Across The Universe, A Hard Day’s Night, Here Comes The Sun, and many more.
“I hope fans of The Beatles won’t be too shocked by some of the liberties I’ve taken with these masterworks,” Sayer said in a statement (via Primary Wave). “If you spot a change of chord here and there, a shift of lyric to make the words fit, and some wildly different rhythms and beats from the original songs, I can only say that’s what it took to make Northern Songs work for me.
“I’ve created it all with a great sense of love and respect for the band, doing my best as an interpreter and as a diehard fan, too. The Beatles were, and still are, in my humble opinion, the true musical geniuses of our age and will always be my eternal inspiration.”
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Northern Songs follows 2019’s Selfie, the first collection of songs completely performed, produced and arranged by Sayer.
Leo Sayer has been an Australian citizen since 2009.