Daryl Braithwaite hospitalised and forced to cancel concert

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
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Daryl Braithwaite has been forced to abruptly cancel a performance after he was hospitalised in Melbourne on Thursday.

The 72-year-old was meant to perform in the Sounds Better Together show in Victoria, but was instead admitted to hospital after falling ill, the Herald Sun reported.

Daryl Braithwaite performs during the 2019 NRL Grand Final match
Daryl Braithwaite was hospitalised in Melbourne this week. Photo: Getty

“I’m incredibly sorry to cancel as I was really looking forward to returning to Mallacoota where I spent some time recently,” Daryl said.

“I’m having a few days rest and will be back on track next week.”

Details of the exact reason for the trip to hospital have not been revealed, however a source told the publication it is not serious and not coronavirus related.

The singer was replaced by Jon Stevens for the Mallacoota gig on Saturday night.

Daryl Braithwaite performs during the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017
He was meant to perform at the Sounds Better Together show in Victoria. Photo: Getty

The Aussie icon has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of his hit 1991 single The Horses.


“Jan 28th is the 30th year anniversary of when I released 'The Horses',” he wrote on his Instagram.

“To celebrate I have some brand new merchandise available on my store which you can look at.”

daryl braithwaite
He has been celebrating 30 years since his hit 'The Horses'. Photo: Instagram/daryl braithwaite

Daryl previously said he doesn't get tired of performing his best known hit.

“That really hasn't gone to sleep at all. It's maintained and maybe gotten bigger,” he told Today back in July.

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