British singer Elton John reported that he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia while on a trip to Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday.

John, 72, presented about his illness on Twitter and Instagram, telling fans he was “deeply upset and sorry” for his presentation while expressing gratitude toward them for their help.

“I want to thank everyone who attended the #EltonFarewellTour gig in Auckland tonight. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible.

“I played and sang my heart out until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had. Thank you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight’s performance,” he said, adding that he was “eternally grateful.”

Pneumonia is a genuine lung contamination that happens when the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs, load up with fluid or pus. That makes it harder to calmly inhale and get enough oxygen. Without treatment, oxygen levels can fall to life-threatening levels.

As indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “walking pneumonia,” brought about by “atypical” bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae, has symptoms that will, in general, be milder than pneumonia, and brought about by different bugs.

John is at present visiting as a major aspect of what he says is his final world trip, known as “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” He is because of play two additional concerts in Auckland on February 18 and 20, followed by shows in Australia.

One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, John has charted over 60 melodies on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.

At the current year’s Oscars, John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin brought home an Oscar for the best melody.

In 2017, the singer uncovered he was recouping from a “rare and potentially deadly infection” that he got during a tour through South America. At the time, Caesars Palace said in a statement that the singer went through two days in concentrated consideration before being released.

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