The concert of Belgian-Italian singer Salvatore Adamo planned in Brussels on November 1 for his 80th birthday has been postponed until March due to pulmonary congestion affecting the artist, his entourage said on Tuesday. Another performance, scheduled for Saturday in the Belgian capital, was also canceled and postponed until mid-January.
“The point of pulmonary congestion that affected Salvatore about ten days ago has not yet completely healed. He needs time and rest and must wait a little longer before going back on stage,” explained his entourage in a press release sent to AFP.
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Scheduled 80 years to the day after his birth in Comiso in Sicily, Wednesday's concert was to be held on the legendary stage of Ancienne Belgique, where the singer had experienced his first successes at the age of 20. “Sorry friends. (...) I still need to rest (...) We cannot force nature,” the singer wrote in a handwritten letter posted on Facebook.
Performer of emblematic titles such as Falling Snow, You Allow, Sir or My Hands on Your Hips, Salvatore Adamo has climbed into the restricted club of crooners having sold more than 100 million records, with hits often with melancholic accents. At the beginning of 2023, he promoted his new album, In French Please, dedicated to the French adaptation of Anglo-Saxon standards – from Bob Dylan to Simply Red via Elton John.