Tom Jones, 78, has slowly been unveiling dates for his UK tour this year over the last few weeks. One of his latest announcements is that he’ll be playing in Somerset this July. But the new tour dates come after the musician was forced to cancel five shows last year for reasons relating to his health. He also spoke at the beginning of this year about having hip surgery. What were the reasons relating to his health and how is he after having a hip replacement?
The ‘It’s Not Unusual’ singer revealed he was “feeling weak” while on tour last year to The Mirror, shortly after his recovery.
He told the publication: “I was on the road and when we got to London, I was feeling weak.
“I wasn’t getting so good and they said, ‘You had better get checked, your blood and everything’.”
The Welsh performer explained how he was in hospital for four days and had “everything checked”.
It was then they discovered he had a viral infection.
He added: “I just didn’t feel good and they said you need antibiotics. So they gave it intravenously and that was it.
“If it had happened at another time, nobody would have taken any notice. I would have gone in for a couple of days and that would have been it. But I had to cancel shows. So that was a big deal.”
But Sir Tom, who has returned for the eighth series of The Voice this year, revealed he feels as “strong as ever” after being hospitalised.
Before contracting a viral infection last year, the singer underwent a hip replacement procedure.
The surgery took place shortly after summer 2017, and he spoke to This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford in January this year about his post-op experiences.
He told the presenters he has now developed a certain noise in his hip.
But the noise is just a “click” and only seems to happen during morning work-outs.
“Like me, you’ve had a hip replacement not so long ago. Doing OK with it?” presenter Eamonn, 59, asked.
“Yeah, great,” Sir Tom confirmed. “It makes a noise from time to time though,” leaving his companions giggling at his honesty.
“Does it click?” Ruth, 58, asked, and the singer replied: “When I’m doing some exercises in the morning, you know, when I wake up.
“I’m on the [floor]…” and it was then that he attempted to demonstrate the strange sound.
“But it could be worse,” the newsreader stated. “Maybe it’s your knee? Maybe it’s something else?
“But you talk about doing those exercises and Sir Tom, you’re not far off 80. It’s absolutely amazing you’re doing those exercises.”