Tom Jones forced to cancel SECOND live show as 78-year-old is hospitalised hours before appearing on stage

The 78-year-old singer is currently being treated in hospital for a bacterial infection

Sir Tom Jones has been rushed to hospital with a mystery illness – forcing him to cancel tonight’s live show in Chester.

A statement posted on his Twitter told fans he was sadly pulling out of the gig.

“It is with regret that we have to postpone Tom Jones’ performance at Chester Racecourse this evening,” it read.

“The show will be rescheduled for Sunday 12th August. All tickets still remain valid for the rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

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The statement went on: “Sir Tom Jones has a bacterial infection for which he is being treated in hospital.

“The condition is being well managed and we are hoping for a speedy recovery. He is extremely sorry and disappointed not to be able to perform tonight and sincerely apologises for inconveniences caused to the audience and all those who are involved in the event.”

The news comes a day after the Voice UK coach