The 82-year-old singer was spotted for the first time following claims that he had collapsed in Budapest earlier this month. Tom's use of a walking aid concerned fans on Twitter, with one tweeting: "Hope your illness is all well from recent posting," as another penned: "I just saw some pictures on the Internet and I am wondering how you are feeling. Please, take care."
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It's not the first time the Welsh star has relied on a walking stick, having undergone hip replacement surgery back in 2017.
As published in the Mirror, The Voice star shared the details of his painful surgery. He said: "Years ago my sciatic nerve was giving me trouble in my hip and it felt like the same thing. It was a pain you couldn’t get rid of, like a dull ache. I thought it was that.
"So the physiotherapists I was seeing over the summer were all working on it. I didn’t miss a show because I was leaning more on my right leg. It was getting on and off the stage that was giving me trouble.
Tom previously opened up about the details of his surgery
"You can’t limp onto the stage, you have to try and make an entrance," he expressed.
Sir Tom left fans extremely concerned after reports he collapsed in Budapest ahead of his Surrounded by Time tour date in Budapest earlier this month, but the Welsh star was quick to set the record straight on his health.
Taking to Instagram to reassure fans, the father-of-two issued a heartfelt statement to his 452k followers after being forced to cancel his upcoming show.
The Welsh singer has relied on the use of a walking stick in the past
The message read: "Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke up this morning with 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.
Tom signed off his statement as 'TJ'
"I did not "collapse" anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour," Tom confirmed. "Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour."
Tom's doting fans were quick to react to the news, flooding the comments with well wishes. "Prayer sent… don't push yourself… listen to your body," wrote one fan, as another penned: "Take good care of yourself, dear. You are very important to your fans."
"Sir Tom, I wish you a best and rapid recovery!! Please take care and follow all the medical advice!! Get well soon!!" urged a third fan.
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